2015 marks the twelfth installment of the Actors’ Theatre annual 10 minute play
festival,Â Living on the Edge.Â We cordially
extend an invitation to interested Michigan writers to submit a script for
The deadline for scripts will be March 13, 2015. Â Actors’ Living on the EdgeÂ committee will read all scripts.Â From the initial submission, ten semi-finalists will be selected for a public reading, to be held in April of 2015. All writers whose work is not selected for public reading will receive written feedback on their work by May 4th, 2015.Â
The reading of the ten scripts will be presented on a Saturday in April (Date/Time TBA) at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street.Â At the public reading playwrights will receive verbal and written feedback on their piece. Based on audience response and feedback, theÂ Living on the EdgeÂ committee will choose five finalists from the scripts read at the public reading.Â These finalists will receive a full production from June 4-6, 2015 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).
The writers whose scripts are chosen for final production will receive $100. The theme this year that writers are asked to respond to is “Should Have Said”. We encourage playwrights to consider the following as they craft their submission:
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five scripts chosen will be performed before an audience. We always encourage
writers to create pieces that will be dynamic and engaging when presented by
performers on stage.
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â We're excited to read your submission so choose any direction that is exciting and productive for you as a writer.Â If you’re excited about the direction, it’s more likely that we will see that in your submission as well.
·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Craft a 10 minute play highlighting an aspect of the chosen theme.Â It can tie in broadly or very specifically, but relevance to the theme is a key consideration in selection.
Attn: LOTE XII
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
on or before March 13, 2015. To be considered, the playwright must currently reside in the state of Michigan, or have resided within the last twelve months.Â All submissions must include a cover page that lists your name, address, phone number, email, title of play, total number of actors, and a brief synopsis of the work. Please do not list your name on any page other than your cover page so that all plays may be read with anonymity by the committee.Â Final production decisions will be based on originality, ability to cast and produce, and the way the plays chosen fit together for an evening of theatre.