Monday, March 10, 2008

Humble Play Applications 2008

ARTS/West announces applications for HUMBLE PLAY: Appalachian new play festival
ARTS/West, Athens community gateway to the arts, 132 W. State St., is partnering with the Athens Community to present the 3rd Annual HUMBLE PLAY: APPALACHIAN NEW PLAY FESTIVAL this coming September 29-October 4, 2008 and they are pleased to invite submissions from adventurous playwrights, directors, and theater companies.

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 4, 2008.

Past participants of the Humble Play include: W. R. Smiddie, That Sheep May Safely Graze 2006 and Frog Hollar, USA 2007; Sarah Guthrie, Liberation 2007, Kathleen Kramer from Ithica, NY, Hearts of Clover 2007 and “Pick of the festival” 2007 Spoiling Prayers by David Muschell from Georgia; just to name a few.

PARTICIPATION: We are seeking plays that will highlight the work and the playwrights, actors and directors of Appalachia generally and Southeastern Ohio specifically. There are three categories this year including: “Playwright”, “Company”, and “Youth Division.” Each division has a separate application and application fee.

A script committee will review each play 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 March 11 to July 1, 2008

All applications must be postmarked on or before July 1, 2008
Groups and indiviuals may not submit more than two projects and each project must be submitted as a separate application.

Download and application below or, applications will be available at the ARTS/West office,, and by requesting one via email at

Many thanks to The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Athens Foundation, O’Bleness Foundation, The Hocking Valley Bank, The Ohio Arts Council, The Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission, The Ohio University School of Music, Magic Video, our Olympian Founders, individual donors and the time donated by our army of volunteers, for making this possible.

The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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