Fourth Annual Women Playwrights Initiative – 2020

 

PASSION POWER PROSE 2020

Our mission is to Inspire, Empower, Validate, and Celebrate women playwrights.

The Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative (WPI) develops new one-act plays by and about women, and the issues that shape their lives. Friendship, political and economic advocacy, sexual satisfaction, aging, gender equality, racial issues, marriage, singlehood, motherhood, careers, and power. The Initiative provides a safe, nurturing environment for play development, including a week of intensive rehearsal with the playwrights, directors, and actors. The workshopping week culminates in a staged reading festival, featuring interactive talkbacks with the playwrights, directors, actors, and audience.

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CALL FOR SCRIPTS (06/01/19):

Fourth annual Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative: PASSION POWER PROSE 2020.

Our mission is to Inspire, Empower, Validate, and Celebrate women playwrights.

Please read the submission policy carefully

PLAYWRIGHTS

  1. Starting June 15, 2019 women playwrights are invited to submit one-act plays written solely by women. Scripts must be in standard Samuel French playwriting format: 12 point font, character name centered, 1” margin all around. Email scripts to info@ivorytonplayhouse.org.
  2. We are specifically looking for TWO ten-fifteen minute plays, and TWO longer plays up to one hour—approximately 50 pages. Plays running longer than one hour will not be considered. Each play will have one staged reading on either Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening on February 22, 2020.
  3. No one-person plays or musicals will be accepted.
  4. Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. Scripts will not be returned.
  5. Submissions are limited to the first 150 scripts received. No play will be accepted before June 15.
  6. These are blind submissions. The title page must include ONLY the name of the play, the characters, and the setting. DO NOT include a synopsis. A separate file is required with the playwright’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and the name of the submitted play. Please also include a resume as a separate file and NOT included in the PDF file of the play.
  7. The call is open from June 15 to August 15, 2019 OR until we receive 150 plays. Playwrights will be notified if their play was received after receipt of 150 plays or the deadline and thus, not considered.
  8. Submissions will be acknowledged by email. Playwrights will be notified in the fall of 2019 by email if their play is selected. Playwrights whose plays were not selected will also be notified.
  9. All ethnicities and all ages are strongly encouraged to apply.
  10. The four selected playwrights will be invited to stay for the week of workshopping beginning the arrival day, Sunday, February 16, 2020 through to the staged readings on Saturday February 22, (performance inclement weather date and/or departure day on Sunday, February 23, 2020.)
  11. The WPI is a workshop and playwrights are encouraged and should be prepared to work on their play, including rewrites, as needed.
  12. Stipend: PLAYWRIGHTS: $500, plus travel from your nearest airport or train station to Ivoryton, CT on Sunday, February 16, 2020 and from Ivoryton on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Housing is provided.
  13. DIRECTORS: The WPI also seeks resumes from women directors. Stipend: $300 and housing is provided, if needed. All ethnicities and ages strongly encouraged to apply.
  14. READERS: We also seek resumes from male and female readers to evaluate the plays and to email feedback on a form provided. All readers will receive free admission to the staged readings. All ethnicities and ages are strongly encouraged to apply.

To download a pdf copy of these instructions, please follow this link:  WPI 2020 CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Play submissions, and Director and Reader resumes should be mailed to WPI Submissions, Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT  06442 or email:  info@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

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CALL FOR READERS OF ONE-ACT PLAYS!

The Ivoryton Playhouse WPI 2020 at the Ivoryton Playhouse seeks READERS for one-act plays. Male and female, all ethnicities and ages are encouraged to apply.


Readers will receive by email at least 5 one-act plays to evaluate and email feedback on a form provided. Eligible one-act plays are 10-15 minutes, or up to one hour. The submission call begins on June 15, 2019 and runs to August 15, 2019, or until 150 plays are received.


All readers will receive free admission to the staged readings, which will take place at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Please email your resume to WPI Readers, Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT  06442 or email:  info@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHTS

Check back here in January 2020 for more information.

 

Check back here in January 2020 for more information.

Check back here in January 2020 for more information.

 

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CALL FOR READERS OF ONE-ACT PLAYS!

The Ivoryton Playhouse WPI 2020 seeks READERS for one-act plays. Male and female, all ethnicities and ages are encouraged to apply.


Readers will receive by email at least 5 one-act plays to evaluate and email feedback on a form provided. Eligible one-act plays are 10-15 minutes, or up to one hour. The submission call begins on June 15, 2019 and runs to August 15, 2019, or until 150 plays are received.


All readers will receive free admission to the staged readings, which will take place at the Ivoryton Playhouse on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Please email your resume to WPI Readers, Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT  06442 or email:  info@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

 

 

 

 

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