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Actors’ Theatre opens submissions for playwriting festival

Written by  Kayla Tucker
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Calling all playwrights! Submissions are now open for the Living on the Edge, a 10-minute play festival hosted by Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids.

Anyone based in Michigan can submit a script of a 10-minute play focused on the year’s theme: “(un)breakable.” Submissions are open until Feb. 5, 2018 and can be found on the theater’s website.

A panel of judges will narrow it down to 10-15 scripts for a public read. Then, it will be narrowed down to five winners whose plays will debut in June 2018.

For those interested in submitting, below is the following criteria:

  • Michigan-based author
  • Submitted as a PDF, and must be saved as "playtitle_authorname"
  • 1 single-page cover page with title and author's name and contact information
  • First page of script (after cover page) must include title and NO author information (all scripts are judged anonymously)
  • Play is 10 minutes
  • Is centered around the theme "[un]breakable"
  • High-quality writing
  • Submitted by 8 a.m. on Feb. 5, 2018

The free public reading of the top 10 scripts will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 7, 2018 at Spectrum Theatre. The final performances of the top five scripts will take place June 6-9, 2018 at Spectrum Theater’s black box performance space. Tickets are $10.

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