Thursday, June 04, 2009

Dead Line Approching Humble Play 2009 playwright app

Humble Play will be presented September 28 – October 3, 2009
Playwright applications must be postmarked
June 29, 2009.

The Corporation for the Performing arts in partnership with ARTS/West is pleased to invite submissions from adventurous playwrights to participate in our 4th Annual Humble Play: Appalachian New Play Festival.

Acknowledging gifted writers with new plays that speak to a regional audience, ARTS/West will open its doors for these new works.

: We are seeking plays that will highlight the work and the playwrights, actors and directors of Appalachia generally and Southeastern Ohio specifically.

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

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted no later than June 29, 2009. All applications must be postmarked on or before June 29, 2009.


There is a $20.00 application fee for each submission. Checks and money orders should be made out to “The Corporation for the Performing Arts.” The application fee is required to cover the costs of having copies made of each project for the reading committees. The application fee will be waived if the playwright makes copies of their submissions (a minimum of 7 copies of each project is needed).

You may not submit more than two projects and each project must be submitted as a separate application with its fee.

ACCEPTANCE: All applicants will receive notification of the result of this application. Notification will be emailed in mid-August. At this time, successful applicants will receive further instructions. Accepted plays will be presented to the public during the week of September 28 – October 3, 2009, in the form of a staged reading in the ARTS/West performance space. The committee will choose the best pairing of local theater company with each play. Your play cannot have had a fully staged production before.