Thursday, February 3, 2011

Playwriting Competition: MetLife Nuestras Voces Seeks Latino Themes

Found at the Collective Leverage blog of Chicago Theatres, February 3:

MetLife playwriting nuestras voces

Playwriting Competition

2011 Met Life Nuestras Voces


In 2000 MetLife Foundation and Repertorio Español joined forces to establish The MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition in the hopes of discovering new American plays by established and emerging playwrights writing about the many themes and topics relevant to the Latino communities across the United States—plays that may be under the radar in other venues. It has been our privilege to promote and develop new plays, encourage bright new talent to continue writing plays by providing this forum.

*Please read carefully. Plays that do not meet the requirements will not be read.
-Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depict the Hispanic experience.
-No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
-New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
-All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 1 hr., 30 min) and can be written in Spanish and/or English.
-Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
-Previously submitted scripts are accepted unless they have already placed in the top 10.

-Each script will be read by two independent judges selected by Repertorio Español, on a blind submission.
-Winners will be announced six to seven months after the deadline.
-Each participant will be notified of the results by e - mail. We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results.

Round 1: Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script.
Round 2: Grand Prize Winner: $3,000 and a full production at Repertorio Español
2nd Place: $2,000 3rd Place: $1,000 Two runners-up will receive $500 each

Click for additional information and link to online application form

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