Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Humble Play- Final days for Applications

Applications for the Humble Play festival must be emailed or postmarked by June 3, 2011 for consideration. There will be no exceptions.

Please note: due to an overwhelming amount of spam and viruses we have changed the Humble Play email account to humbleplay at gmail dot com

Updated applications are available HERE

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 6th Annual HUMBLE PLAY: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL OF APPALACHIAN OHIO, this coming October 6-8, 2011, 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 6-8, 2011.

The 2010 Festival featured: The Dying Words of Edison Strange by Nicholas Gray (Wilmington, NC); Fuel House by Linda Felton Steinbaum (Encino CA); Born Lucky by Chris Pomeroy (Chicago, IL); Her Summer Fling by Merri Biechler, (Guysville, OH); Quit the Road Jack by Jerry Polner, (Brooklyn, NY); Last Call and Squirrelly 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 4 to June 3, 2011.


We encourage PDF submission via email and there is NO APPLICATION FEE.

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

Many thanks to the The Ohio Arts Council and the Humble Play Committee for making this festival possible.

Humble Play Mission Statement

It is the mission of Humble Play: New Play Festival of Appalachia Ohio to promote the art of playwrighting 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.