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Submission Window Now Open for “The PlayFestival 2017”

Donna Blanchard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:

Rachel Heller

The PlayFestival 2017, Committee Chair

PlayBuilders of Hawai’i Theater Company

rachel.heller@playbuilders.org
www.playbuilders.org

 (808) 387-7671


Submission Window Now Open for “The PlayFestival 2017”

Honolulu, HI—PlayBuilders of Hawaii Theatre Company announces that The PlayFestival 2017 annual play submission window is now open.  PlayBuilders is calling for original, 10-Minute plays, one acts- (30 minutes or less), or portions of full length plays, no longer than 30 minutes, from adult playwrights and 15 minutes or less from youth (6th through 12th grades).  

Plays will be judged and selected by a play reading committee.  All submissions must be emailed to: playsubmissions@playbuilders.org, by December 15, 2016. Hard copies will not be accepted.  Playwrights shall be notified of selection by January 24th, 2017.  Please see the guidelines for submission below for more information.

Selected plays for “The PlayFestival 2017” will be held at Kumu Kahua Theatre on April 2nd,3rd, and 4th, as part of their dark night series.

This is PlayBuilders' 6th annual play festival, and several participants in the past, including Mark Tjarks (Houseless in Paradise) and Kirstin Trombetta (The Waipahu Project), have been commissioned by PlayBuilders to write our community-collaborative plays. In addition, other theatre companies have selected plays featured in our festival to part as part of their seasons, including, Jan McGrath’s Outage and Nancy P. Moss’ Will the Real Charlie Chan Please Stand Up?, which was produced by TAG and Kumu Kahua Theatres in 2013.

Kumu Kahua Theatre’s Dark Night Series was created to offer other theatre groups, playwrights, and performance artists the opportunity to present their work to the community. The PlayFestival 2016 is being presented during dark nights, evenings when Kumu Kahua’s regular season shows are not being performed.  To be part of the Dark Night Series artists must submit a proposal, which is reviewed by the Board of Directors of Kumu Kahua.  From these proposals, projects are chosen that Kumu Kahua feels will promote the development of the theatrical arts and benefit local artists.  Kumu Kahua sees this as another way to enhance and enrich the cultural diversity and artistic climate of Honolulu.

PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theater Company gathers and shares real stories that resonate with, empower, and connect individuals throughout the culturally rich and diverse communities of Hawai'i.

For more information regarding The Playwrights’ Club, please contact Rachel Funk Heller at rachel.heller@playbuilders.org

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PlayBuilders’ The PlayFestival 2017 Submission Guidelines

 A panel of adjudicators comprised of professional theatre makers will judge the plays based on quality of plot, dialogue, characterization, structure, and originality.

This year, we are bringing back our popular youth night for students, grades 6-12. And in our adult category we are accepting ten-minute plays, one-act plays and portions of full-length plays. Plays can be written on any subject matter or theme.

For those interested in seeking a place to workshop and gain feedback on their work before submitting it, PlayBuilders now offers the Playwrights’ Club. Meetings are held once a month and is open to playwrights of all ages to gain feedback and advice on how to improve their writing.

All submissions must be emailed to:

·      playsubmissions@playbuilders.org by December15, 2016. Hard copies will not be accepted. 

·      Plays will be judged and selected by a play reading committee.

·      Playwrights will be notified of selection by January 25, 2017.

Playwright Divisions

·      Adult -Ten-Minute plays, One Acts- (30 minutes or less) or a portion of a Full-Length play that runs no longer than 30 minutes

·      Youth -6th through 12th grades- (15 minutes or less)

·      For the youth divisions, plays may be submitted by teachers or by students with written permission from their parents. Classroom/ after school program submissions will also be considered.

Adjudication

·      Professional theatre makers will judge the plays based on plot, dialogue, characterization, structure, and originality. There will also be a special “Audience Appreciation Award."

·      The PlayFestival 2017 will be held at Kumu Kahua Theatre as part of their Dark Night Series on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.

PlayBuilders of Hawaiʻi Theater Company gathers and shares real stories that resonate with, empower, and connect individuals throughout the culturally rich and diverse communities of Hawai'i.

For more information regarding The Playwrights’ Club, please contact Rachel Funk Heller at rachel.heller@playbuilders.org

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