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The Growing Stage Theatre is extending its 5th Annual New Play-Reading Festival script submission deadline!!

This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced TYA scripts.

The New Play-Reading Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished works presented before an audience, in a play-reading scenario on two separate occasions during our 2015/2016 season.

Four scripts will be chosen to be featured in this festival. The initial play readings will take place November 13th through 15th. The second set of readings will take place February 26th through 28th. After each reading, there will be a dialogue among the audience, performers and playwright. After the second round of readings, one of the four scripts will then be selected to be presented as part of The Growing Stage Theatre’s 2015/2016 season!!

The Growing Stage Theatre is committed to creating and presenting professional theatre for young people and their families and to provide them with the unique and affordable opportunity to share a fun, culturally significant moment in an intimate and special venue, The Historic Palace Theater. Young people are also given the opportunity to grow as performers by working alongside professional actors as part of the theatre learning experience. Shows usually require a minimum of 4 characters/performers; there is no maximum, provided that if necessary, doubling is OK with the playwright.

Please send script submissions for the New Play-Reading Festival along with a brief synopsis by August 10, 2015 to the Festival Director, Steve Graham:

Or to:
The Growing Stage Theatre
New Play-Reading Festival
Attn: Steve Graham
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, NJ 07857

If your script submission is an adaptation, we do ask that you also please include proof that you have permission from the author to adapt their work.

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July 6, 2015 | Registered CommenterSteve Graham