Friday, February 19, 2010

A reminder

The next meeting of 517 Playwrights is Sunday February 21, 2010 at Common Grounds on High Street in Lexington, KY. We will be starting a little earlier than ususal: 1:30 pm. Please join us to read some plays and discuss some business.

Crish Barth Play at Three Wise Monkeys

Crish Barth's one act play, Reading With Friends, is being presented at San Fransisco's Three Wise Monkeys as part of that theatre's 2010 Bay One Acts Festival, February 18th through March 13th, 2010. For more information visit:

Mr. Barth's play Reading with Friends is about a group of friends who have gathered in Barry's apartment to read the parts of his new play outloud. Only thing missing? Barry and the play.

Crish Barth's play Hill Cattle was produced as part of Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc's new play festival of 10-minute plays in Midway, Kentucky in October 2010.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Submissions: Wordsmyth Theatre

Wordsmyth Theater New Play Reading SeriesDate: 3/31/2010 (received by)Material: One Act or Two Act PlaysWordsmyth Theater is accepting plays for a New Play Reading Series in the fall. The plays will be read in September, October and November of 2010. Each month, a selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience. The audience will then be invited to stay after for a discussion of the play moderated by a professor of dramaturgy from University of Houston.Submissions Must Meet the Following Criteria:1. Play must not have been produced.2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.3. Submission must be received on or before March 31, 2010.4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have aminimum run time of 40 minutes.5. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf.6. Only one play per playwright per submission period.Submission Process:Please submit a script with no playwright identifiers plus a title page with only the title in one file, plus contact info in the body of the email or on another title page in another file.For email submissions: submissions@ wordsmyththeater .orgFor regular mail: Although electronic copies are strongly preferred to hard copies, we do accept submissions through the regular mail. Please send an email requesting an address and criteria.