SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR 2017
$20 submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”. You may also pay submission fee online by this payment link:
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FF 2017. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31 (postmark).
Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format with pages numbered. Include with your script a list of characters, setting, scene breakdown if applicable, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.
Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Semi-finalists will need to provide a PDF of their script.
Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival (July 21-23, 2017) and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of three reads/evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee who selects the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional). Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) in May 2017.
email@example.com or Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH 45401-3017.
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email firstname.lastname@example.org