Monday, June 07, 2010

Humble Play Deadline 6/28

Humble Play Mission Statement

It is the mission of Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachia Ohio to promote the art of playwriting while introducing the process of play development to an audience. This is achieved by inviting playwrights to submit their new plays to a committee of judges. These judges chose plays to be produced as staged readings by theater companies for the general public as a once a year, week long festival.

The Corporation for the Performing Arts and ARTS/West announce applications for HUMBLE PLAY: new play festival of Appalachian Ohio

ARTS/West, Athens community gateway to the arts, 132 W. State St., is partnering with the Corporation for the Performing Arts and the Athens Community to present the 5th Annual HUMBLE PLAY: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL OF APPALACHIAN OHIO, this coming October 5-9, 2010, and they are pleased to invite submissions from playwrights.

Acknowledging gifted writers with new plays that speak to a regional audience, ARTS/West will open its doors for these new works October 5-9, 2010.

The 2009 Festival featured: Romeo and Juliet; there Hasn’t Been a Rap Song Yet! by Rheal Radwany (Athens, Ohio) A Case Is Never Closed by J. Boyer (Tempe, AZ) Touch by Drew Larinore (Brooklyn, NY) An Elegant Solution by Celeste Parsons (Athens, Ohio), Apologia by Katharine Bolger (New York, NY), Japanese Schoolgirl Night and Knuckleheads by James McLindon (Northampton, MA).

PARTICIPATION: We are seeking plays that will highlight the work of playwrights from across the nation and will, in turn, highlight the actors and directors of Appalachia generally and Southeastern Ohio specifically through play development/production in our area, at the ARTS/West facility during the festival.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted from March 18 to June 28, 2010

Applications will be available by clicking HERE and at the ARTS/West office, and by requesting one via email at

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