Call for Script Submissions for 2017 Durham Minifest One Act Play Festival
Deadline December 31, 2016
After a highly successful launch in 2016, Theatre 3×60’s Durham Minifest is returning to Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry and Theatre 3×60 is looking for a new one-act play to feature at next year’s festival. Whether you are a seasoned playwright, or a novice looking for a great opportunity to try your hand, we would like to hear from you!
Durham MInifest is an exciting and entertaining play festival providing an informal and social opportunity for community theatre groups and artists to share an educational theatre experience. Several groups publicly perform the same, original one-act play. After each performance, a professional workshop leader will offer public commentary on each performance, and lead the group through a public educational workshop to increase public understanding and appreciation of live theatre. New for this year, will also be a feedback session for the playwright with the festival workshop leader and participants.
Durham Minifest gives playwrights a unique opportunity to develop and workshop new work and we are accepting submissions until December 31, 2016. The ideal Durham Minifest play is one-act, one set, family and community theatre friendly in content and staging, will be written for 6 to 8 characters with a balance of genders and ages and will never have been publicly performed before. For 2017, we are also asking playwrights to include a Canadian ingredient in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday! Full Durham Minifest script criteria is available at theatre3x60.ca.
DEADLINE: Please submit your play along with your name and contact info to info@theatre3X60.ca by December 31, 2106. Include a synopsis of the play, a list of characters, and what element of Canadiana you have incorporated. The successful submission will be chosen by January 31, 2017 and will receive up to 6 performances at Durham Minifest on August 11 and 12, 2017, at the Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry ON. Selected runners up will receive public staged reading workshops as part of Port Perry Summer Theatre’s Canadian Content series in late July and early August.