NEW SCRIPT CALL for 5 minute one acts!Valencia College Theater and Playwrights' Round Table announce a call for 5-minute one-act short plays developed around the theme of "Mirrors."
Valencia College in collaboration with Playwright's Round Table (PRT) is looking for playwrights to work with Valencia College Theatre Department (VC) on a student directed project called "Mirrors". The 5 Minute One Act Play series has been a collaboration between PRT and VC for multiple years, and always results in a sold out and successful weekend of theater.
The VC directing students will be creating a festival of fifteen 3 to 5 minute plays to be held at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center April 20 and 21, 2018. Valencia College has asked PRT and the Central Florida community to provide writers to create the scripts, and we are offering you a chance to participate.
Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis as follows: Current PRT members will be given preference for the first 7 days after the call is announced. After January 23rd non-PRT member entries will also be accepted. Non-members MUST become members to have their script produced, although there is no fee for submission. All final submissions to be considered are due no later than February 19th, 2018. Playwrights will be notified by March 1st if their work is chosen for production.
Each play must have "Mirrors" as its theme. You are free to interpret this in any way you see fit, as comedy, drama, or any genre except musical theatre. There are multiple meanings behind "Mirrors" and by extension "Reflections" - of self, of society, of the world, of concepts - both inside and out. Scripts must be set in modern times; no "period pieces" will be accepted. Scripts must not have scene changes (one location or void suggested). Basic props will be available such as a rehearsal cube or two, a table, and some chairs. Costumes will be contemporary street clothes. Lighting will be simple cueing. You have three minutes minimum - five minutes maximum, keep it simple (Note: if longer the director will work with the playwright to edit down to allocated time frame). Cast must be at least two (2) and no more than three (3) actors. Two (2) is preferred. Male and female actors will be available, however their ages and ethnicity will not be known until auditions. Write accordingly. (Cast to come from Valencia's Acting Two class and additional Valencia Students and/or community members and skew to the college age range)
Playwrights may submit multiple scripts. Previous production is fine as long as the script adheres to the "Mirrors" theme and the time constraints. Scripts must be formatted professionally. Scripts must be complete and submitted by February 19, 2018. The production staff reserves the right to request or make minor script changes during rehearsal in collaboration between playwright/director/producer.
There will be a minor stipend from Valencia. Authors will retain rights to their work, but will grant VC and PRT the right to read and produce the script for this festival. Current dates for the festival are April 2018 at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, Orlando, FL.
Authors grant nonexclusive rights to PRT and Valencia College to make archival video and audio recordings of the rehearsals, reading and productions and to use these recordings in part or in whole for promotional purposes. That is, we might post them on YouTube or our website. If such recordings are made, copies of these will be provided to the authors in an appropriate format. Decisions of PRT or VC are final.
To submit a play for this project, please send an electronic entry only (PDF or Word Doc only), along with your full contact info (name/email/phone) to email@example.com. (Note upon acceptance you may be asked for a word document for notations as well).
We hope to see your plays soon!