Script Submissions Write Now Challenge 2018
The annual Alumnae Write Now Secret Challenge is coming…write a ten-minute play over a weekend! One secret topic, less than 48 hrs hours writing time, 6 days rehearsal period. This event is NOT juried – so take those chances and write without fear of rejection. WRITERS WANTED. ACTORS WANTED. DIRECTORS WANTED.
You Need To Know:
(1) Confirm your participation by Thursday, October 11 at the latest.
(2) The 2018 Mystery Challenge goes out on Friday, October 12 at 5 pm.
(3) The deadline for submitting your 10-minute play is Sunday, Oct 14 at 12 noon.
(4) Writer Director teams will be set up on Monday, October 15.
(5) The plays will be presented one week later on Sunday, October 21 at 2 pm
in the Alumnae Studio Theatre by the Writer/Director/Actor teams.
Directors and actors for teams! Remember, writers also can also be actors or directors. All participants must be Alumnae Members.
To obtain further info and/or confirm your interest, contact Anne MacMillan at:
Script Submissions Next Stage
The New Play Development (NPD) group returns this Fall with Season 3 of Next Stage Readings on nine Monday nights in the lobby (no readings in March or May). But hey, we can't read scripts that don't exist! SEND US YOUR SCRIPTS - Seeking full length plays-in-progress to be read with minimum rehearsal. The playwright should be an NPD member and can direct herself or choose a director & cast from Active Alumnae members. Submissions began on August 1 with strong entries, but there are still 4 slots available.
How to Apply:
Send your scripts to BOTH Anne Tait: firstname.lastname@example.org & Carol Libman: email@example.com along with cast list, summary, and your 1st & 2nd choice of months.
New Play Development Group
All Active, Lifetime and Senior Supporting Members of the Alumnae Theatre are invited to join the New Play Development (NPD) group. We’re a group of women playwrights and dramaturges, at all levels of experience, who meet once a month from September through June to read and share our work, give feedback to each other, and discuss playwriting issues. At times we also meet in smaller, weekly groups.
Partnering with directors, dramaturges, and actors, NPD organizes three annual showcases of new Canadian works:
Many NPD members submit plays to New Ideas Festival, Alumnae Theatre’s juried three-week festival of new plays held each March. Plays developed through NPD are also eligible for full production in November as part of Alumnae’s FireWorks, which features two to three new works and a series of panel discussions on topics related to the plays.
NPD always welcomes new members. For more information on how to join the NPD and the meeting dates/times, visit our Members Only section under Who's Who to contact the Director, New Play Development.
To join NPD, you must be a member of Alumnae Theatre. If you are not yet a member, please join us and indicate on your registration that you would like to be included in the NPD.
Main Stage Shows
The Main Stage plays are usually by established playwrights. However, any playwright is welcome to submit his/her script to our programming chair at any time for consideration. The Mainstage season programming process occurs between June and October each year, with a season usually announced in November or December. To submit a script, contact our Programming Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.