The Northland’s theater scene is booming. Opportunities for local actors, directors and designers abound. But not so for the playwright. Each year, dozens of productions are mounted in the region, but rarely are any of these new works by local authors.
Renegade Theater Company hopes to change that.
Announcing OPEN SUBMISSIONS for the 2015 New Works Festival at Renegade Theater Company. Seeking full-length, one-act and ten-minute submissions at any stage of completion. Selected works will be paired with a director and cast and workshopped in June of 2015 with Renegade Theater Company at the Teatro Zuccone in Duluth, MN. Selected writers will receive a stipend for their work.
There is no fee to submit. Submissions must be received by April 10th, 2015.
ABOUT RENEGADE THEATER COMPANY
Renegade Theater Company is one of Northern Minnesota’s premiere theatrical companies. Since the theater’s founding in 1991, Renegade has produced over 150 productions throughout the area. Now in their permanent home at the Teatro Zuccone, Renegade annually produces a full mainstage season and weekly sold-out Improv performances every Friday and Saturday night all year long.
It is the mission of Renegade Theater Company to entertain, enlighten and inspire our community with bold, imaginative storytelling, brave new works, and unfailing support for the area’s talented artists.
Renegade Theater Company is committed to introducing the area to the boldest, newest and most imaginative works in theater today. Additionally, Renegade aims to create unprecedented opportunities for developing community talent in all aspects of the art form, because we believe that a theater is only as strong as the company it keeps – both onstage and off.
To be eligible, submissions must come from playwrights who are not recognized as established playwrights or authors by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators. For the purposes of this festival, “established” is defined as someone who makes their sole or primary living as a playwright or author. Additionally, playwrights must have a current home street address within Minnesota. Eligible manuscripts must meet the following criteria:
- Never been produced (or)
- Productions of the manuscript have been limited to workshops in front of a limited audience (or)
- The manuscript or production of the manuscript is significantly different or enhanced from previously produced or published versions.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please submit your file as a .pdf file. Include a cover page with your name, current home address and contact information. You may include a brief bio/resume, however it is not required.
To submit, email your script to firstname.lastname@example.org with NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, your name, and title of your submission in the subject line.