Script submissions will be accepted starting July 1.
Public reading of the top 10 scripts: Saturday, October 19, 11am-1pm (this is a free event)
Performance of the top 5 scripts: Saturday, November 23 [time and more workshop details for the festival weekend to come]
The 5 playwrights whose works are selected for performance will receive $100.
- Be in PDF form and submitted online by Tuesday, September 3 at 8am
- Include a cover page with title and author name/contact information. Author's name MAY NOT appear anywhere else in the script as these are judged anonymously.
- Strongly utilize the theme "World in the Balance"
- Roughly 10-minutes when performed
There is a $10 submission fee which should be made online. Please state "LOTE Submission Fee" in the donation notes. Scripts will not be accepted without proper payment.
Interested in performing?
Casting directors will be holding an open audition from which an ensemble of actors will be selected to perform in multiple plays. Watch the audition page and Facebook page for more information.
Interested in directing?
Please email your resumé and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
World in the Balance?
This season we are exploring the idea of "World in the Balance". Human population is booming, natural resources are being consumed at incredibly intensifying rates, decency and integrity is cast away for personal monetary gain, and a general value and respect of all things seems to have almost vanished. We’re here in the balance searching for the crux of such issues and in the meantime the effects continue. We see lives suspended in the balance – searching for identity, direction, opportunity, hope, value, liberty…
It is my hope that playwrights will consider exploring such experiences, uncovering truths about lives, and perhaps even offering a glimpse of a potential future - good or bad.
-Kyle Los, Executive Director
Now in its 17th year, "Living on the edge" is a 10-minute play festival. The main aspect is a playwriting competition. Anyone is welcome to submit a script for a 10-minute play which utilizes the each year's unique theme (this season being World in the Balance). A panel of judges narrows the submitted scripts down (based on how well the script draws on the theme, if it is 10 minutes, and quality of writing) and the top 10-15 scripts receive a public read. From there the top 5 scripts are chosen and those 5 scripts receive full performance in November.