Festival@First 9: Wicked Boston!
Call for Submissions for Theatre@First's Ninth Annual Short Play Festival!
Theatre@First seeks scripts for an evening of short plays to be performed in Somerville at The Rockwell theater over the weekends of August 18-26, 2017. 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 "Wicked Boston!," plays about the history of Boston and the surrounding area. We hope to see this theme interpreted broadly! Consider not only familiar tales of colonial/Revolutionary days but also lesser-known historical incidents, underrepresented figures of history (women, people of color, LGBTQIA), or slices-of-life from a particular era (involving real or imagined characters). Comedy is welcome, but so is drama and tragedy—Boston has had its share of laughter and tears. Don’t limit yourself to realism—fantastical prehistoric or future "history" episodes are also welcome. Use "history" 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 email@example.com.
For questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.