Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) will host its second annual New Works Playwright Competition, a unique opportunity for local playwrights to get their name out in the community and have a chance to see a workshop performance of their production on the OCTA stage!
Submissions will consist of a 10-15 minute teaser for a full-length play and should be performance ready. Our patrons will be invited to a weekend long event showcasing five finalists, and will vote on the new work they wish to see workshopped as a full-length version on the OCTA stage. Only submissions that have not previously been professionally produced will be considered, however scripts which have been produced at the KC Fringe Festival will now be considered by the selection committee if the show ran 60 minutes or less in its original format. Playwrights are encouraged to e-mail competition chair, Andrew Joseph Brown, at OCTANewWorks@gmail.com for clarification as this is a change from last season and the original call for submissions this season.
Playwrights: Aspiring and established playwrights residing in Kansas or in the Kansas City area (Jackson, Clay, Platte, or Cass counties).
OCTA is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization producing theatre in Olathe since 1974. Performing in the Buddy Rogers Family Playhouse, OCTA produces five high-quality, engaging, and thought-provoking theatre productions a year. Through the generosity of volunteers, season ticket holders, donors, the city, and the community, in addition to a dedicated board of directors, OCTA has grown into one of the most progressive community theaters in the entire Kansas City metropolitan area.
OCTA continues to seek ways to provide aspiring artists opportunities to grow. We feel our unique space and collaborative spirit can provide a safe environment for aspiring playwrights to be heard.
Deadline for submission: November 25, 2017
New Works Playwright Competition Showcase/Finals: March 2 & 3, 2018
Winner Workshop Performances: July 13 & 14, 2018
Olathe Civic Theatre Association
500 E. Loula | Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: (913) 782-2990 | Web: www.olathetheatre.org
Send a 10-page teaser of a full length play (60+ pages) to OCTANewWorks@gmail.com
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