2012 One-Act Play Contest

The Festival is pleased to announce our 2012 One-Act Play Contest. We will be accepting submissions by mail and online from June 1, 2011—November 1, 2011.

Grand Prize: * $1,500
* Staged reading at the 2012 Festival (March 21-25, 2012)
* Full production at the 2013 Festival
* VIP All-Access Festival pass for 2012 and 2013 ($1,000 value)
* Publication in Bayou

Top Ten Finalists
* Names will appear on website. Finalists will also receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend the 2012 Festival.
* The playwright's name should not appear in the script.
* Include two title pages: one with play title only and the other with play title and name, address, phone, and email of author.
* On the submission form (for online entries), you will be asked to provide the name of the file containing your One Act Play contest submission (e.g. "JohnDoe-OneActPlaySubmission1.doc"). There will be an upload button to select and upload your submission. To clarify: On the submission form, you will upload a single document. The first page of your document is your cover page and contains only a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone and email. The second page of your document should be a title page containing only the title of your play. Your play script should begin on the third page of that same document. The document should contain no identifying information about the author on any page except the initial cover page, which will be removed before the entries are judged.
* Plays should run no more than one hour in length.
* Plays must be typed.
* Please do not include professional resumes or biographies with your entry. Entries are judged anonymously; the judges only consider manuscript quality.
* Unlimited entries per person.
* Production criteria include scripts requiring minimal technical support for a 100-seat theater. Cast of characters must be small, and it is suggested that characters range in age from approximately 20 through 40 years old.
* Play content is NOT limited to Tennessee Williams or New Orleans-related themes.

* Plays must not have been previously produced, published or performed, including in a formal staged reading.
* "Workshopped" readings are accepted provided that the audience was limited to participants of that workshop.
* Students and faculty of the University of New Orleans FTCA and Creative Writing Workshop are ineligible.
* Plays that won this contest in previous years are ineligible; their authors remain eligible but must submit new work.
* Plays submitted to this contest in previous years that did not win are eligible.
* Plays that have won any other playwriting contest are ineligible.
* Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your play is accepted elsewhere.

* The deadline for digital and mailed-in submissions is November 1, 2011 (postmark).
* Winner will be announced by March 1, 2012.

Entry Fee:
* $25 per entry. Unlimited entries per person.
* Submission fees are non-refundable.

To enter online: Electronic submissions are preferred and must be in .doc, .rtf or PDF formats. If you are using the latest version of Microsoft Word, please save your submission as .doc and not a .docx file before sending it to us. We accept entry fees via Discover, MasterCard and Visa only.

To enter by mail: Send your manuscript and check or money order for $25 (made out to the: Tennessee Williams Literary Festival) to: One-Act Play Contest Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival 938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514 New Orleans, LA 70113. Do not send submissions by certified mail or signature required delivery.

website: http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/article.php?story=2012-1actplaycontest


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