ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY EXTENDS DEADLINE FOR ARIZONA PLAYWRITING AWARD
Arizona Theatre Company has extended the submission deadline for the Arizona Playwriting Award to November 30, 2011. This award was established by Arizona Theatre Company to honor the quality of work created by Arizona playwrights. The award is meant to identify a play of the highest caliber submitted by a current resident of Arizona.
Playwrights residing in the state of Arizona are encouraged to submit scripts for the Award. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2011 (scripts must be postmarked by this date). Each script will be read and evaluated by a member of ATC's Artistic Staff. Finalists will be judged by ATC's artistic staff including the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager. The winner will be awarded a $500 prize. For more information about the Arizona Playwriting Award, please e-mail Jennifer Bazzell, ATC's Literary Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (520) 884-8210 ext. 8510.
The 2011 Arizona Playwriting Award winner was Michael Fenlason for his play The Last Red Book.
2012 Arizona Playwriting Award Guidelines:
Playwrights residing in the state of Arizona are encouraged to submit scripts for the Award. Finalists will be judged by ATC's artistic staff including the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager. The winner will be awarded a $500 prize.
Deadline for Submission:
Submissions for the 2012 Award must be postmarked by November 30, 2011.
You must follow the following procedures in order for your script to be considered for the Award:
- Submit one script, securely bound by brads, a three ring binder, a presentation folder or any other non-permanent binding system. (Please no staple, velo or spiral binding).
- Please include a title page on the script that includes the play's title, the author's name and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address and email) on the front page.
- Include a cover letter of no more than one-page, describing the play's developmental history and any other relevant information about the play.
- Mail manuscripts to:
Arizona Playwriting Award
ATTN: Jennifer Bazzell, Literary Manager
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
We do not accept scripts via email.
One playwright will be given the $500 Award.
The award is open to all Arizona-based playwrights. For the purposes of this award, an Arizona-based playwright is defined as a playwright who makes his or her permanent residence anywhere in Arizona for at least six months of the year.
Each Arizona playwright may submit one script total for the contest during the entry period. If a playwright submits more than one script (under the same or another name) they will be disqualified from the contest.
Scripts must be primarily in English.
Plays must be unpublished and have not received a professional production at the time of submission.
Full-length and one-act plays and musicals (minimum length 30 pages) on any subject will be accepted.
Company members of Arizona Theatre Company during the submission period of the Award are ineligible for the Award.
Plays previously submitted for the Arizona Playwriting Award cannot be submitted again.
Eligible plays can be submitted for both the Arizona Playwriting Award and ATC's National Latino Playwriting Award. Please see separate guidelines for that award.
Note: Plays that have previously been submitted to Arizona Theatre Company for production consideration are welcomed. If you have previously sent a script to ATC for production consideration, you MUST submit specifically for this Award in order for your play to be considered.
The award-winning play will be selected from a group of finalists by ATC's senior Artistic Staff.
Scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, "property" means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property.
The winner will be notified by March 31, 2012.
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