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OPEN SUBMISSIONS—Short New Play Festival 2022: Alchemy
The deadline for submissions, MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2022,is
fast-approaching! Don't miss this opportunity to add your voice to
the new classical canon.
We are looking for work with a classical inspiration. Red Bull Theater’s 12th Annual Short New Play Festival
is scheduled for Monday, July 11, 2022. This year's theme? ALCHEMY.
Six brand-new short plays will be selected from this
open-submission process to be presented alongside new plays from
commissioned writers, Stephen
Adly Guirgis (Jesus
Hopped the 'A' Train, Our Lady of 121st Street) and Larissa FastHorse (The Thanksgiving Play,
What Would Crazy Horse Do?).
year we look for fresh and exhilarating work with classical
inspiration. This year’s theme is 'Alchemy.' But that’s just a
jumping off point. We hope that playwrights from throughout the world
will review and respond to our mission to revitalize the classics.
Playwrights are encouraged to riff on a classical character, borrow a
classical milieu, or be inspired to create a brand new style of
dramatic verse. Finding inspiration from classics beyond the
traditional Western canon is welcome. Through this festival, we hope
to cultivate dialogues with classical theater in a multitude of
creative and surprising ways." – Jesse
Berger | Founder & Artistic Director
OPEN SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
the theme ALCHEMY, write a short play that: makes use of heightened
language, and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style, or
story from any cultural tradition; is no more than 10 minutes in
length; is self-contained with a beginning, middle and end; is an
original, unpublished, and never previously produced new work. Get
the complete guidelines.
Playwrights will receive a staged reading of their play, performed by
an ensemble company of some of New York City's finest actors as part
of this year’s festival, scheduled for Monday, July 11th. Selected
playwrights will receive a commissioning fee of $400; travel
reimbursement of up to $400 to attend the festival rehearsal and
performance; will be consulted on choices for the shared ensemble
cast; will have final script approval; and will have the opportunity to
have their play published and licensed by Stage Rights as part of our
Red Bull Shorts series.