Players Centre Accepting Submissions for New Play Festival

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The Players Centre for Performing Arts has announced the acceptance of new plays for its 18th annual Players New Play Festival from now until April 19, 2019. A committee of judges will select five plays to be presented in a “Reader’s Theater”-style format during the week of August 5, 2019 at The Players Centre in The Backstage Theatre. One of the winning plays will be selected as "Best of Series" and will be work-shopped and produced at The Players Centre in 2020.

Entrant must be a resident of the Gulf Coast area (defined for this contest as extending from Tampa/Clearwater to Fort Myers) and over the age of 18. Full-length plays are preferred but one-acts will be considered. Maximum number of performers needed to produce the play is 8. Playwrights are asked to delineate if there are multiple roles that can be doubled. Author (and collaborator, if any) may submit only one script at no cost—each additional script is $10. Musicals are not accepted.

Applicants should submit one hard copy to: “The Players New Play Festival,” The Players, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236, and a second copy needs to be emailed to The seadline is April 19, 2019.

The Players Centre for Performing Arts

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