Thursday, May 31, 2012

Humble Play: New Play Festival in Appalachian Ohio

2012 Call for Submissions

ARTS/West, The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, and The Corporation for the Performing Arts 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 Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble, the Corporation for the Performing Arts and the Athens Community to present the 7th Annual HUMBLE PLAY: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL OF APPALACHIAN OHIO, this coming October 4-6, 2012, and they are pleased to invite submissions from adventurous playwrights.

Acknowledging gifted writers with new plays that speak to a regional audience, ARTS/West will open its doors for these new works October 4-6, 2012.

The 2011 Festival featured: playwright mentor Raymond Hardie; The Charity Fish Fry Tinikling Show by K. Biadaszkiewicz (Michigan); What Ever Happened to Baby Abby by Merri Biechler (Guysville, OH); The Ohio University School of theater presents Midnight Madness; An Unlikely Hero by Lawrence DuKore (New York, NY); Death Squad by W.R. Smiddie (Pomeroy, OH)

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 our Appalachian region through play development/production in our area, at the ARTS/West facility during the festival. We accept full-length, one acts, musicals, ten minutes, i.e. your best work.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be accepted from March 9 to June 1, 2012.

Applications are available HERE and at the ARTS/West office, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH, and by requesting one via EMAIL

Submission Fees accepted through our pay pal account:





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We only accept electronic submissions via email and there is a $5 application fee.

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