SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED
PTAC’s annual “Page to Stage” Playwright Festival recognizes the
work of local authors and playwrights. The festival's mission is to
provide local emerging or experienced artists of all ages an opportunity
to improve their writing, enhance their craft, and have their work
performed in front of an audience.
Each year, a theme is provided and any individual may choose to
submit a script of one-act play that they have written that interprets
that theme. Scripts should be between 10 and 20 pages. (For our
youth division, the Failfeathers, submissions should be between 5 and
12 pages.) The individual will submit their script (whether play or
musical) along with a brief explanation on how their work interprets,
explores, or otherwise relates to the theme (200 words or less). There
will be a submission fee of $10 for the Adult division. Playwrights
may submit multiple pieces so long as they pay the fee for each
submission. Works that have been previously produced may be
submitted, but the playwright must disclose where and when the
work has been produced previously.
In addition, PTAC will also accept submissions for our children’s
division, the Tailfeathers. Submissions will be accepted from school
age individuals (recommended: grades 5-12). There will be no
submission fee for the Tailfeathers, and it is expected that submissions
will be between 5 and 12 pages.
Plays are reviewed and finalists are selected by committee. The number
of plays selected as Finalists will depend on the length of the selected
submissions. Adult playwrights who are selected will have the option
to direct their work themselves, to choose their own director, or to
have PTAC assign a director. (Directors will not receive a stipend.)
Directors will have the option to cast the work independently or view
audition submissions from PTAC’s open audition digital video submissions.
(For the Tailfeathers Division, a director will be assigned to direct the pieces
chosen as Finalists.)
Submissions chosen as Finalists will be performed at our Festival on April 10, 2021.* PTAC will provide a poster and short teaser video for each Finalist prior to the performance date. In addition, each finalist will receive a download link to the performance video after the performance.
All selected plays will be presented via a digital platform. Actors will be responsible for their own technology set up (camera, microphone, etc) and Directors will be responsible for any backdrops or costuming for their actors. PTAC will facilitate and host two rehearsals prior to the final performance: one Board Review* and one technical rehearsal. Individual rehearsals are the responsibility of the Director. PTAC will host the digital performance.
*The Board Review is for the adult division only, not the Tailfeathers division. The Board Review is a rehearsal performed for the PTAC Board to ensure that all performances are of high quality and meet the professional standards that PTAC strives for. Should you have concerns prior to the Board Review, you may request further information as to those standards, or request an earlier review. We cannot guarantee an earlier review, but will do our best to accommodate any requests.
Submission Formatting Requirements:
All submissions are expected to be proof-read and free from most errors in spelling, grammar, and formatting. Please see the attached template for the formatting requirements. Submissions which do not meet these requirements are not guaranteed to be read, and no refund will be provided. Submissions will only be accepted in PDF format.
SUBMISSIONS HAVE CLOSED
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Digital submissions and payment due
Monday, February 15, 2021
Playwrights will be notified with the status of their submission.
Monday, February 22, 2021
Playwrights who have been selected as finalists must indicate whether they will be directing, providing their own director, or would like PTAC to assign a director.
Monday, March 1, 2021
Directors will be asked to make all of their casting decisions by this date, and to send PTAC a full listing of their actors, including contact information. Directors will have the option to cast the work independently or view audition submissions from PTAC’s open audition digital video submissions.
March 1 - April 6, 2021
Rehearsals (scheduled & virtually hosted by the directors)
Tuesday, April 6 & Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Board Review: Rehearsal performance, scheduled in individual blocks, ensuring that each Finalist is performance ready.
Thursday, April 8 & Friday, April 9, 2021
Tech/Dress Rehearsals: A full run of each performance, scheduled in blocks, to confirm that all participants are ready from a technological standpoint.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Tailfeather division in the afternoon
Adult division in the evening