PANNDORA'S BOX OPENS FOR SUBMISSIONS!

 

PANNDORA'S BOX Lucky 13th Annual New Works Festival is now OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

PLAYWRIGHTS! Send us your treasures. New works, full length or long one acts (over 60 minutes), which have not been previously produced are eligible for consideration. For 8 years, we have produced one of the winning plays from the Festival. Right now, GLOVE STORY, is playing at the Garage Theatre in Long Beach. We hope you will come see it!

HOW TO SUBMIT ~

It's easy! Email scripts directly to [email protected]. We like electronic submissions because they are easier for our readers to access. No children's plays or musicals please (just not our thing.)

You may submit up to 2 plays for consideration. There is a $10 reading fee per script which helps off set our costs and cover upcoming productions. You can pay the fee on line through PayPal, or send a check to P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853.

Play Submissions

Submissions are accepted May 1 - July 1, 2019

 

THE FESTIVAL ~

We will return to the GARAGE THEATRE for a weekend this Fall to read 5 selected plays, each cast with experienced actors with experienced directors. Each play will be critiqued by a professional theatre reviewer, and will be video taped for the playwright. The selection of plays for the Festival will be announced in September.

Then this might happen - 

 

PANNDORA PRODUCTIONS proudly presents

our 8th full production of a brand new play discovered through our 12th annual new works Festival ~ 

 

  

GLOVE STORY  

 by Ken Pisani 

directed by Rebecca Taylor 

 Two retired boxing rivals are reunited by a young sportswriter only to find that they still can't stand each other, as their stewing animosity erupts and they find themselves battling all over again.
featuring Pete Taylor as "Irish" Jimmy Morgan, Ree Johnson as Sandy "Sandman" Johnson, and Tamika Katon-Donegal as Bobbi Robinson 


APRIL 26 - MAY 12 

 

 
For 8 years, our productions have come out of PANNDORA'S BOX.

GLOVE STORY by Ken Pisani (2019), JUPITER MOON  by  Bob Valine (2018), IN KINGS & FOOLS by  Kevin Daly (2017)SWEET TEXAS RECKONING  by Traci Godfrey (2016)MEDUSA UNDONE  by Bella Poynton (2015)FRAGILE THING CRACKS by Ben Jolivet (2014)CATCHING THE BUTCHER by Adam Seidel (2013), and HOOK UPS by Alexandra Petri (2012).

What the playwrights have to say ~

I was thrilled to be among Panndora’s Box Festival of New Works winners - to hear my characters come to life in a staged reading by three extraordinary actors, beautifully staged and directed. And then I found myself doubly blessed when “Glove Story” was chosen for a full production. Panndora's production team has been thoughtful, professional, diligent, and inclusive of me throughout the creative process. They cast extraordinary actors and were true to every moment of the text, however big or small, and found moments I didn’t know were there. Together, they birthed this baby and got it on its feet and out in the world in a way that exceeded my expectations. Their commitment, creativity, and endless positive energy from first table read to Opening Night (and beyond!) was humbling. Ken Pisani, author of this year's GLOVE STORY

Are you ready for a magical journey? The talented, wonderfully thoughtful and supportive artists of Panndora Productions will take you on such a journey as your play comes to life before an audience in love with the new and unknown. From the first read-through via FaceTime to the discussions with the director and actors after the performance, I experienced JUPITER MOON in a way I never had before-as living theater, as a mysterious creative process, as something more than I could have ever imagined when I wrote the play. That was the great gift for me--the wonderful process where the words I've written, the actors, and the audience create together something new, fragile, precious--the performance of a play. After that, I saw playwriting as something totally different, and even more challenging and exciting-as a magical journey into a new experience, a new world, together. Bob Valine, JUPITER MOON (2018)

Working with Panndora was one of the best experiences of my professional career.  They provide dramaturgical support, a skilled director, and talented actors for a rehearsed reading where they really focus on the story the playwright's trying to tell. They commit themselves to getting the writers everything they need to truly develop their play.  The best part: the Panndorians are committed to producing at least one of the plays from the festival-- it's truly a special opportunityKevin Daly, IN KINGS & FOOLS (2017)

As a playwright, it is extremely rare to be able to watch one's work with a blank slate and objective eye. It is almost impossible to be able to simply sit and enjoy the work on the stage without judgment, conscious or otherwise. However, when I attended Panndora's Box production of my play Sweet Texas Reckoning last weekend that is exactly what I was able to do. I could not be more proud of this production and am forever indebted to the amazing team at Panndora's Box for giving me this extraordinary gift. Tracey Godfrey,  SWEET TEXAS RECKONING (2016)


 

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