29 April 2012

Submissions from Playwrights Now Accepted - Gay Play Day: a Festival of LGBT Theater (Canada)

Post date: 29 April 2012
Deadline: 25 June 2012

Gay Play Day is a festival of short plays by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered playwrights, running in Toronto on September 29 & 30th, 2012 (venue TBA). We are accepting submissions until June 25th at gayplayday@gmail.com


Gay Play Day is now accepting submissions from playwrights and/or directors for the inaugural Gay Play Day festival which will take place at a downtown Toronto venue on September 29 & 30th, 2012. Gay Play Day is a festival of short plays written by LGBT writers about the LGBT experience.

  • Each playwright and/or director may submit only one script—send us your best!
  • We are only accepting electronic submissions in Word format.
  • We are looking for short plays that run less than 15 minutes. Less is fine, longer is not. Ten minutes would be ideal.
  • The title page should include the playwright's name, the character list and a brief synopsis of the play.
  • The title page must also include the company's contact name (if different from playwright), address, phone number and email address.
  • Plays should contain no more than 4 characters.
  • Set and technical requirements should be fairly simple. We are talking basically lights up and lights down. Your set should also be minimal – a table and two chairs, for example. Nothing is even better!
  • Musicals, children’s shows, and any unsolicited longer one-act or full-length plays are not accepted and will not receive a response.
  • If selected, each company is responsible to cast and rehearse their own play.
  • A tech person will be provided by Gay Play Day for the tech rehearsal and performances.
  • Companies are not offered any financial compensation for their involvement, however the festival is a great format to showcase your creative talents.
  • A cash prize will be awarded to the play that wins the audience favourite award.
  • Gay Play Day is not associated with the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.
  • Applicants will be notified of inclusion in the festival by July 10th, 2012.


For inquiries: gayplayday@gmail.com

For submissions: send script submissions to gayplayday@gmail.com

Website: http://gayplayday.blogspot.ca/
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