Playwrights’ Forum Festival 2018 2017-12-22T19:29:15+00:00
PLAYWRIGHTS’ FORUM FESTIVAL 2018

Spokane Civic Theatre is pleased to announce its call for one-act scripts for its 30th Playwrights’ Forum Festival.

Selected scripts will be fully produced at the festival to be held June 2018.

2018 Playwrights' Forum Festival Submissions Deadline
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Submitting a play to the festival:

  • Playwrights eligible from: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, and Alberta
  • We welcome plays that are unpublished, unproduced, or produced but that have not received a professional production
  • All play submissions must be one act plays that run 30 minutes or less, and a 30 page maximum, standard format preferred
  • Please do not re-submit scripts that have been submitted in previous years
  • There are no restrictions on content, but please no musicals or children’s plays
  • Plays must be submitted by February 28, 2018
  • Chosen playwrights will be notified at the end of April 2018

Submissions Procedures:

THE ROLE OF THE PLAYWRIGHT

The Spokane Civic Theatre Playwrights' Forum Festival is designed to promote the art of playwriting and to serve the playwrights selected to be showcased in the festival.

The Role of the Playwright

All shows selected for the festival are given a staged production in a black box studio theater.  Sets, costumes and props are kept to a minimum due to budgets but also to showcase the writer’s work.  The opportunity for a staged production allows the playwright to experience the full collaborative process, joining with the director, actors, and production staff in “wrighting”, or building, a play.  All plays selected for the festival must run no longer than 30 minutes.  Playwrights must be willing to edit and make cuts if their play runs over length.

Given the importance to playwrights of experiencing fully the collaborative process, Spokane Civic Theatre strongly encourages Playwrights selected for the festival to commit to being available during part of the rehearsal process and to make an effort to attend the festival productions and a “talk back” with the audience after the show. While travel expenses are not provided, the theatre will make reasonable effort to find room and board in private homes for out-of-town playwrights. If the playwright is unable to be here in person, he or she should attempt to be available by Skype or Facebook.

When a playwright participates in rehearsal, Spokane Civic Theatre will provide, on request, professional guidance through Artistic Staff to assure as much as reasonably possible that the collaboration process is a positive and healthy experience.

-The Playwrights Forum Festival Committee