23 April 2011

The River Crosses Rivers: A Festival of Short Plays by Women of Color - Call for Submissions

Post date: 23 April 2011
Deadline: 6 June 2011

Going to the River (GTTR) was founded in 1999 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre by the late Curt Dempster and Elizabeth Van Dyke. The primary goal of Going to the River is to provide a major New York City forum in which professional African-American female playwrights may develop, refine and present their work.

The annual projects and events sponsored by Going to the River include a Mainstage production, staged readings of new work, Down By the River All By Yo’Self (solo pieces), a River Poetry Slam Jam, panels and distinguished guest speakers, and a GTTR Writers’ Unit.


Going to the River and Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) are now accepting submissions for THE RIVER CROSSES RIVERS: A FESTIVAL OF SHORT PLAYS BY WOMEN OF COLOR. Going to the River (GTTR) is a program founded to produce and support African-American female playwrights by providing a major New York City forum in which playwrights develop, refine, and present their work.

Requirements: Ten-minute plays by female playwrights of color New and never produced. Limit of 2 plays Estimated running time of no more than ten minutes Please be mindful of cast size. The submission deadline is Monday June 6th, 2011 at 5:00pm EDT Ten plays will be selected and produced on EST’s main-stage in the Fall of 2011.

Only e-mail submissions addressed to gttr@ensemblestudiotheatre.org will be considered. To be considered submissions be in the form of one Microsoft Word document and organized as follows:

Page 1: Cover page to include: the title page estimated running time the playwright’s name, address, city, zip code, phone number
Page 2: A biography of the playwright
Page 3: Character Breakdown
Page 4: Begin the body of the play

We are sorry we are unable to take phone calls. You may address inquiries to: gttr@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Contact Information:

For inquiries: gttr@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

For submissions: gttr@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Website: http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org
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