INFINITY 10-MINUTE PLAY CONTEST
Our first short play festival—an evening of ten 10-minute plays and musicals, will be performed in the Washington DC area. exact venue and times TBA. The only restriction is that it cannot be currently published (or be under consideration for publication). Only one submission is permitted per playwright. Past productions are ok. There is no fee for submissions. Plays will be accepted through the spring of 2017. Plays are adjudicated by theatre professionals. Audience members will not get a vote! The top ten plays will be published by Infinity Stage and performed onstage next year. In addition, we offer these prizes:
First place: $200
Second place: $150
Third place: $100
Fourth Place: $50
There are no restrictions on your submission, per se, but it is more likely to be considered if it meets the following criteria:
1. Running time is between 7 and 17 minutes
2. Light or comedic in nature, rather than dark and brooding
3. Vulgarisms or nudity kept to a "bare" minimum
4. Cast of 3-5
5. Majority of female roles
6. Any musical has a backing instrumental CD
7. Typed in formatting approved by Samuel French
Please send a PDF script, contact info and bio to email@example.com. Check back to this site after June 1 for announcement of 10 finalists.
Infinity Stage would love to hear from playwrights, composers for stage and screen, actors, singers, musicians, theatre venues and blog writers. Inclusion on the site is free. Please send inquiries and submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Playwrights: For other play submissions, in the body of your email, please include a short summary, number in cast, genre and any disclaimers. Also tell us what you wish to receive in royalties (money per performance, which generally ranges from $10 to $100 per performance, mostly depending on length, with more for musicals). Attach the following: a pdf of the play or musical (of any length) and a short excerpt. Keep the title and byline, but omit personal contact information. (so that we know the client came through our site). On the excerpt, please begin with cast of characters and settings. Optionally, you may also attach a jpg file of cover art (This could be a cast photo, or a representative drawing). For musicals, also attach at least 3-4 mp3s of contrasting styles. (musical writers will eventually need a score/lead sheets and, if possible, a backing instrumental track). This is a totally non-exclusive publishing deal. We make no claims on your work and there is no fee to the playwright. We keep only 20% of script sales and royalty payments, to partially offset the cost of marketing. There are no claims on any future productions.
Actors/singers: Listings are completely free of charge. There are no qualifications or conditions. Just send a jpg headshot, contact info, a brief bio and include a 10-year age range, your union status, your home base, and, optionally, a Youtube or Vimeo reel.
Musicians: send an optional photo on jpg, instrument played, a brief bio, and style of play that is your specialty, including whether you sight read or play by ear.
Bloggers: Please send a sample or previous work, especially theatre-related.