Call for Submissions (Alberta): 3rd Annual BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition – Theatre BSMT

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Call for Submissions (Alberta): 3rd Annual BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition – Theatre BSMT

Jesse Lynn Anderson and Dj Gellatly in The Basement Boys by Steven Owad.  Photo taken by: Eric Peters

Jesse Lynn Anderson and Dj Gellatly in The Basement Boys by Steven Owad. Photo taken by: Eric Peters

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Theatre BSMT in conjunction with Alberta Playwright’s Network (APN) announces the third annual BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition!

Applicants must be an Alberta resident who is an emerging playwright. Theatre BSMT defines an emerging playwright as one who is actively pursuing a career in theatre or writing and has some experience and/or specialized training in theatre or writing.

The winning submission will receive a full production by Theatre BSMT. The selected play will also receive dramaturgical assistance from APN in preparation for its production. In addition, APN will provide a one-year membership to APN for the winning playwright.

The successful applicant will be announced October 31, 2014 and workshops will run from November 2014 to March 2015. Rehearsals will run from March 2015 to May 2015 evenings and weekends only. The show will then have a one week run at the EPCOR Centre’s Motel May 6 to 10, 2015.

Application Criteria: Applicants must be an Alberta resident 
- The play should not have been previously produced in its current format
- The play can have no more than 4 characters 
- The play must be 45 to 90 minutes in length

Scripts written by more than one author are acceptable.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

How to Apply:
Scripts can be submitted by email (with “BSMT Dwellers” as the subject line) by 4:30 PM on the day of the application deadline to:

BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition
Attention: Chelsey Fawcett, Artistic Producer [email protected]

Please include: A cover letter describing the playwright(s) background and a brief synopsis of the play
- Resume(s) of the playwright(s)
- One copy of the script

Past winners of the BSMT Dwellers Playwriting Competition:

Andrew Torry – Badger
Nomination for Best Solo Performance – Heather Pattengale – 2013 Critter Awards

Steven Owad – The Basement Boys
4 Nominations including Best New Script – Steven Owad, Chelsey Fawcett, Dj Gellatly and Greg Wilson – 2014 Critter Awards

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