Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Seeking Playwrights and Directors

ARTS/West announces applications for
HUMBLE PIE: Appalachian new play festival

ARTS/West, athens community gateway to the arts, is partnering with the Appalachian Regional Theater Company and the Studio for Young Actors to present the 1st HUMBLE PIE: APPALACHIAN NEW PLAY FESTIVAL this coming September and they are pleased to invite submissions from adventurous playwrights and directors.

Acknowledging gifted writers and directors with new plays that speak to a regional audience, ARTS/West will open its doors for these new works September 29-October 1, 2006.

PARTICIPATION: We are seeking plays that will highlight the work and the playwrights, actors and directors of Appalachia generally and Southeastern Ohio specifically. Plays will be rated on the some of the following criteria: Does the playwright use language well? Is the dialogue believable within the world the playwright has created? Does the work tell a story? Is the story clearly told? Is the story accessible to an Appalachian audience? Does it involve human values, morals, and ideas with which we can identify, whether we agree with them or not?

A script committee will review each play and director submitted. Be concise and clear in your application; the committee is interested in your evaluation of the play you’ve submitted, which is where you will impress.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted from June 1, 2006 to July 31, 2004.
All applications must be postmarked on or before July 31, 2006
You may not submit more than two projects and each project must be submitted as a separate application.

Applications are available at the ARTS/West office and by requesting one via email at artswest@ci.athens.oh.us