Valencia looking for Florida playwrights

Valencia Community College’s theater department is conducting its annual competition for a Florida playwright, whose winning work will be produced at Valencia next season:

Call for New Plays by Florida Playwrights

The Valencia College East Campus theater program is accepting plays from Florida playwrights for its annual Florida Playwrights Competition, which has been held every year since 1991.

Scripts must be original, previously unproduced, full-length plays (scripts that have received staged readings may be submitted). Collaborations are eligible, but children’s plays, musicals and adaptations are not.

The deadline for entries is September 15, 2011.

The winning play will be announced in early December and be staged in April 2012, as part of Valencia’s regular subscription series. The playwright will be invited to develop and workshop the play beginning in January, and will receive a stipend to cover travel and other expenses related to the production.

Electronic submission of manuscripts is requested. Playwrights residing in Florida are invited to send the first 15 pages of no more than two scripts each to Valencia’s Artistic Director, Julia Gagne, at jgagne@valenciacollege.edu. For further submission information or a mailing address, please call 407-582-2296.

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