NEWPORT, R.I. – Playwrights are invited to submit scripts to a Salve Regina University theatre arts committee, which will select several to be performed during a week-long festival in summer 2012 at the historic Casino Theatre.
Scripts will only be accepted through Nov. 1.
A panel of readers will select several 10-minute plays and one full-length play script to be performed during the festival, scheduled June 24-30, 2012 at the 9 Freebody St. theatre.
The 10-minute play category is open to all playwrights and all genres of scripts. The play committee will choose between eight and 12 plays for performance, with the audience favorite receiving a cash prize. Playwrights should submit their work electronically to http://salvetheatreplayfestival.submishmash.com/submit.
Full-length plays will be accepted from Rhode Island resident playwrights only and must be submitted by mail. One play will be chosen for a workshop production in the Casino Theatre. Playwrights should submit work that has not been previously produced. Plays that have received readings will be accepted.
A short rehearsal process will take place prior to the festival and the winning playwright will be encouraged to attend and make edits. Interested Rhode Island playwrights can mail a copy of their script to the Theatre Arts program at Salve Regina University, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840.
Electronic submissions of full-length plays will not be accepted.
The committee will only accept submissions from Oct. 1-Nov. 1. No plays received after that date will be read. There is no submission fee.
The reading committee consists of faculty, students and alumni of Salve Regina’s theatre and English programs.
For more information, call 401-341-2250.