8 x 10 Play Festival 2018!
8 plays, 10 minutes each
Scripts Due June 30, 2018
Fall 2018 Production
Westchester Civic Theater (WCT) is holding another round of our 8x10 Play Festival. It will include 8, ten-minute scripts written by people in Chicagoland. We hope one will be written by you!
In phase 1 we request scripts. Consider this the request. The final date to submit scripts is June 30, 2018 submit anytime between now and June 30.
See below for script requirements and how to submit.
Phase 1: Script Submission - Now through June 30
Ten Minutes - This is about 10 pages of dialogue in 12 pt font. While we will read all scripts, if they are much over 10 pages they will not be considered for production.
Subject Matter - Can be anything but know that we are a family friendly group.
Cast Size - We like to include lots of actors but will pick the best scripts so focus on creating your best story.
Playwright Location - You must live in Chicagoland. We realize this is a nebulous term but use your best judgement or ask.
Format - PDF or Word. On the title page include your Name, location and email address. Do not include your name on the script pages.
Never Performed Material - We want scripts that have never been performed with set, cast and all the drama. If it went through a stage reading or two, okey doke.
Set - We will use projections with minimal set and props.
Scripts remain your property. If selected, we will produce them, perform them, take production pictures, and record them in production. The pictures will be shared and the recordings will live on our YouTube page. Beyond that, they are yours.
You can submit now through June 30, 2018
Email a Word or PDF file of your script to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond that we have received the script. All communications will be via email. Read the format section above for what to include.
We look forward to reading your scripts!
Phase 2 - July 1 - July 30, 2018
We have an awesome group of people who will read the scripts to determine which are the best fit for WCT and the production. Keeping to the ten minutes is critical! This team will reduce the submitted scripts down to 15-20. These scripts will enter Phase 3 - director matching.
Phase 3 - Script and Director Matching
8 Scripts, 8 Directors
The narrowed down selections will be shared with 8 directors (director spots still open). The directors will read the scripts and determine which they would like to direct. The core WCT team will do some fancy analysis of the 8 director's responses and complete the final matching. From there...on to casting. More to come on that.
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