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New works, full length or long one acts, which have not been previously produced are eligible for consideration for Panndora's Annual Festival of New Works. The Festival, now in its 7th year, will be held this fall, date and location to be announced soon.
We have produced one of the winners in each of the past two years ~ Catching the Butcher by Adam Seidel this past February and Hook Ups by Alexandra Petri in 2012. Both plays were hits with critics and audiences alike. Panndora is committed now more than ever to producing works we find through Panndora's Box; no guarantees, but . . . .
Here's how it works ~
Five plays will be selected to be read over the weekend ~ one on Friday night, and two on both Saturday and Sunday. Each play will be cast with experienced actors and will have the benefit of an experienced director. Each playwright will receive a critique from a professional theatre critic, as well as written audience comments. If the winner is unable to attend the Festival, we will provide a video recording of the reading.
Five additional plays receive Honorable Mention.
How to submit your plays ~
There are two ways to submit works to Panndora's Box. The preferred method is to email them directly to email@example.com; or you can mail a hard copy to Sonja Berggren at our P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853. If you submit by mail and want your script returned, please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope.
You may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS ~ July 1, 2013.
READING SUBMISSION FEE ~ Because this festival has been successful from an artistic standpoint, and because we want to continue into the future, we assess a reading submission fee of $10 per script to offset the costs of theatre rental, copying scripts, programs, advertising and professional reviewers.
You can pay the fee the old fashioned way by writing a check to Panndora Productions and mailing it to P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853; or you can pay on line here through PAYPAL.
Winners announced in early August ~
The art and craft of playwrighting can be a lonely experience. With Panndora's Box, we provide playwrights with a forum in which their plays can be heard as they come off the page in readings by experienced actors with experienced direction.