SEVENTH ANNUAL AERY THEATRE 20/20 PLAY FESTIVAL GUIDELINES
The Aery Theatre Company, in association with the Philipstown Depot Theatre, is accepting submissions for the 7th Annual Aery Theatre 20/20 Play Festival Competition. Submissions must be emailed not later than MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013. The Festival will be presented at the Philipstown Depot’s 67-seat theatre in Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY, SEPTEMBER 6-15, 2012.
Aery Theatre Company was founded by Patrick J. Lennon in 2006 to develop and produce original dramas written, directed and performed by local artists. Richard E. Knipe, Jr., winner of multiple one-act playwriting awards, was appointed Artistic Director in 2007. The 20/20 Play Festival has been established, with funding from the Putnam Arts Council and sponsorship of the Garrison Landing Association, to present audiences with short, quality plays from promising new playwrights, while offering a professional venue for theatre artists. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is Festival co-producer.
Twenty short plays (20 minutes or less) will be initially selected among submissions from all over the area by our panel of judges. Aery Theatre’s bi-monthly workshops will be made available for further development of these plays, if necessary. Of those twenty selected, the twelve that are deemed most stage-worthy will be presented at each of the first three shows, September 6th , 7th & 8th (Friday/Saturday evenings; Sunday afternoon). Two plays from each group (plus up to two “Wild Cards”, chosen by the judges) will move into the semi-finals on Friday and Saturday (September 13th & 14th) of the second weekend. Two shows each will then be chosen from these semi-final performances for the finals on Sunday afternoon, September 15th. Cash prizes totaling up to $700 will be awarded in various categories.
ed. Playwright selectees will be notified by July 31, 2013. Early submissions may receive early notification.
· A maximum of two submissions per playwright will be accepted.
· A signed copy of this page must accompany your play to be eligible for consideration.
Playwright Signature _______________________________ Date _______________
Printed Name ___________________________________________________