Script Submission 

TO PREVENT DISQUALIFICATION

Please adhere to contest requirements and guidelines.

 

 

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020.

 

No fee is required.

No restriction of theme or genre.

Three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.

Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.

 

Winning playwrights will be announced nationally on Friday, May 1, 2020.

 


TO QUALIFY:

  1. Playwright must be the sole author of the submitted work.

  2. Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.

  3. Previously published or produced work by the author or theatre/company is not allowed (See definitions below).

  4. Play must run no longer than 8-10 minutes long on stage. (Consider conducting an informal reading to ensure).

  5. Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.

  6. Play must not be a musical.

  7. Play must not be written for children or youth.

  8. Play must not contain characters that are under 17 years old.

  9. Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black play festival seasons.

  10. Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.

  11. Play must not be a film. Screenplays will not be accepted.

  12. Play should be "stand-alone", a separate body of work that has not been extracted from a larger, previously written play.

  13. Author must be at least 18 years of age.

  14. Play must be submitted in a PDF format.

 

 

TO SUBMIT:

  1. See submission link:https://monologuebank.submittable.com/submit/158649/fade-to-black-play-festival-2020

  2. Upload pdf of original work.

 

 

DEFINITIONS:
"Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event.

"Published" - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.

Staged readings (formal or informal) are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings but has not been produced as a full-scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.


 

 

GOOD LUCK PLAYWRIGHTS!