Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sacramento Area Playwright Competition

 Competition Rules and Procedures


Rule #1:
All unproduced local playwrights are welcome, provided they live within the counties of Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, Solano, San Joaquin & El Dorado,
Rule #2:
Your submitted script must be written in English and must not have been published or broadcast.   Public stage readings are accepted.
Rule #3:
First Prize: $100.00 with a Thistle Dew Saturday or Sunday afternoon Stage Production,
Rule #4:
Submission:  one (1) original one-act play with a minimum 35 minutes and a maximum 45 minutes.*
*(Playwrights may be asked at a later time to extend their play to full-length for evening production.)
Rule #5:
Submissions must be in .doc format.
Rule #6:  The Package.
All submissions must include: 
      a.  Playwright’s résumé
      b.  History of any development the script has received thus far
      c.  The premise of the play
      d.  Plot outline for the basic structure of the play (character arcs, conflict, et cetera)
      e.  Either your script pages must be numbered or lines numbered for actor ease of reference
      f.   Your script must be in standard play script format.* (See below.  It's easy.)  
      g.  Email submissions only...   tddtheatre@aol.com
Rule #7:
All theatrical genres accepted.  
Not Permitted: nudity or excessive use of foul language, or plays using guns as props will not be considered.
Comedies, dramas, radio plays, children's plays and musicals are accepted, but content should be suitable for Thistle Dew Theatre audiences. 
Rule #8:
Entry deadline is 9:00 am, March 31, 2016.

Procedure a.)
Your script, to ensure the integrity of the competition must be submitted in the same email twice: once with your copyrighted identification and once without identification, but identified by an entry number sent to you via email response from Thistle Dew Theatre. 
Procedure b.)
All submissions will be read by local community theatre professionals who will read those  submissions without identification of the author.
Procedure c.)
The winner of our prize will be announced at 9:00 am, April 14, 2016.
Procedure d.)
Two plays will be chosen: the Prize Winner and the Runner-up.  The Runner-up will receive a pre-production with the Winner's Production following a "Dessert Intermission ".
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*Script format made simple:
Page margins: (left) 1.5 inches, (right, top, bottom) 1 inch
Scene heading: indented 1.5 inches
Actor and stage directions: indented 1.5 inches
Dialogue: indented 2.5 inches
Character names: indented 3.5 inches
Please make sure your script does not include images or excessive amounts of special text such as bold, italic or underline.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The KTDT Players 
newest AudioPlayBook


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Saturday, February 21, 2015


Some of my playbooks are available in print.... in eBook and soon in AudioPlayBook