Festival@First 8: Fractured Fairy Tales
Call for Submissions for Theatre@First's Eighth Annual Short Play Festival!
Theatre@First seeks scripts for an evening of short plays to be performed in Somerville over the weekends of July 31-August 8, 2015. Our Selection Committee will be looking for quality plays by new or established playwrights that draw the broadest possible audience while creating a vibrant evening of theatre. Boston-local playwrights are particularly encouraged to submit.
The festival's theme is "Fractured Fairy Tales." We hope to see this theme interpreted broadly! Consider not only familiar Western fairy tales but also those less popular or from other cultures ("The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage," "Momotaro," "Baba Yaga") as well as myths and legends. Comedy is welcome, but so is drama – fairy tales contain poverty, child abuse, and serial-killer husbands as often as talking animals and charming princes. Think realism, like Pygmalion, as well as spoofs like Rocky & Bullwinkle and fantasy like Into the Woods. Use fairy tales as a jumping-off point for your imagination!
Directors will be sought after the Selection Committee chooses the slate of plays. Each play will have its own director and cast, and all casting will take place via a general audition this spring. Submission criteria is as follows:
Interested playwrights may submit a script and brief bio via e-mail (Word document preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, please contact us at email@example.com.