As part of its mission "to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre district," Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company is now accepting submissions of plays by Michigan natives or current Michigan residents to stage as part of a festival to take place in spring or early summer of 2013. There is no submission fee.
The past four Staged Reading Festivals featuring Michigan playwrights have provided constructive venues in which to workshop new plays, and four plays read in the festivals have subsequently been produced by local companies: The Current (Sean Paraventi; Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company), The Sunday Punch (Linda Ramsay; Planet Ant Theatre), Burn the Red Banner: Or, Let the Rebels Have Their Fun (Franco Vitella; The Abreact) and Soul Mates (Kirsten Knisely; Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company).
The dates, length and location of the festival are yet to be determined, but playwrights are encouraged to submit any works they would like to see read and workshopped by the deadline of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013. Questions and/or submissions should be sent to Kirsten Knisely at email@example.com.
Guidelines for submissions:
Playwright must be either a native of Michigan or currently live in the state and have no plans to relocate during 2013.
Playwright must be 18 or older.
Play content should fit the criteria outlined in Magenta Giraffe's mission statement (below). If play content does not exactly match the mission, then it should at least not go against it.
Submissions must be e-mailed to Kirsten Knisely at firstname.lastname@example.org. Microsoft Word or PDF documents only; hard copies will not be accepted. No exceptions.
Submission deadline is 5:00 p.m., on Monday, April 8, 2013.
Playwrights will be notified in writing of the status of their submission(s) by Monday, April 15, 2013.
The Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company acts to eliminate apathy, violence, prejudice and barriers to education through theatre productions, projects and programs; and further acts to reestablish and expand Detroit's theatre district.