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4th Annual New Play Festival

Riot Act, Inc. Announces Winners of 4th Annual New Play Festival

April 19, 2017

Riot Act, Inc. is thrilled to announce the winners of its 4th Annual New Play Festival. Seven original works were submitted for the contest and judges ultimately selected three short plays by regional playwrights to be produced as part of Riot Act’s Annual Series of Shorts June 7-10, 2017.

The first-place winner will receive $100 and the newly created Marius P. Hanford IV Award. Marius was a longtime stage combat choreographer influential in several theater communities, including Jackson and New York. The second and third finalists will be awarded $50 each.

Winning plays are: #1 – Love and Radio and Zombies by Anne Marie Wells & Angel May Wise, #2 – Family Bonds by Evie Lewis & Stephen Lottridge, #3 – Pretty Little White Heads by Rebecca Ryland.

All three plays are excellent examples of our talented regional writing pool and Riot Act is excited for the opportunity to bring these new creations to life on the stage.

This year’s winners were selected by judges Deanna Darr, William Downs, Elisabeth Trafonas, and Michael J Johnson all of whom have ties to the theater community.

We hope to see you at the show as we bring these new scripts to life on stage in June.

For more details, contact riotactinc@earthlink.net

 

Call for Playwrights

Riot Act, Inc. is pleased to announce its fourth annual

New Play Festival

 

New, short plays by local writers are sought for production in Riot Act’s Annual Series of Shorts in June 2017.

Riot Act seeks to foster new work, provide opportunities for playwrights to see their work produced, and stimulate an interest in contemporary theatre in Jackson audiences.

 

Schedule:

Contest opens January 30, 2017.

Plays and entry forms must be submitted by March 30, 2017.

Winners will be notified by April 27, 2017

Up to four plays will be chosen for production in June 2017.

 

Basic Guidelines:

Entry fee $20.

Plays must run 20-30 minutes in total (20-30 pages).

Plays can require no more than six actors.

Set and props should be simple and must be easily moved.

No more than 1 set change or 2 total sets allowed.

Playwrights must be residents of the community.

Plays must have never been previously published or performed.

 

Three one-act plays will be selected for production during our 13th Annual Series of Shorts in June 2017. Each of the three playwrights whose plays are selected for production will receive an honorarium. The first-place winner will receive $100 and the newly created Marius P. Hanford IV Award. Marius was a longtime stage combat choreographer influential in several theater communities, including Jackson and New York. The second and third finalists will be awarded $50 each.
 
Entries are due by March 30, 2017 and winners will be notified by April 27, 2017. Judges for this competition include theatre and writing professionals. All contributing playwrights will receive brief comments through a standardized critique form from a panel judge. This is a wonderful opportunity for playwrights to gain valuable feedback and see their work produced

 

Call for Playwrights 2017

New Play Festival Guidelines 2017

Riot Act New Play Fest Registration Form 2017

 


New Play Festival Entry Fee