Wednesday, August 15, 2012
New Ideas is a juried, 3-week festival which focuses on script development, and offers playwrights an opportunity to collaborate with other theatre artists. Playwrights are encouraged to participate in the whole production process, from choosing a director and cast to attending rehearsals and revising their work as it comes off the page. New Ideas offers dramaturgical support to playwrights who request it, free rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity, and sold-out houses.
Anyone anywhere can submit up to two scripts that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. The running time cannot exceed 40 minutes. All genres are accepted. Preference will be given to scripts that offer challenging roles for women of all ages.
Playwrights may not direct or act in their own plays.
The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2012. There is a $10 fee per submission.
Scripts or proposals for NIF 2013 may be submitted electronically in Word or PDF format to NIFscripts@gmail.com. If submitting a hard copy version of a script or proposal, please mail or deliver three copies to:
New Ideas Festival — Script Submissions
Alumnae Theatre Company
70 Berkeley Street
A cheque or money order payable to Alumnae Theatre Company for $10 [Canadian funds] should be included with each submission (fee waived for Alumnae members). If submitting your script electronically, please mail the fee to the above address. Scripts will not be accepted until the fee has been received.
The 25th New Ideas Festival takes place March 6-24, 2013.