The Oklahoma City Theatre Company has announced an open call for scripts with a deadline of February 15, 2018 for potential inclusion into their ninth annual Native American New Play Festival. The company welcomes all American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Canadian First Nation and Indigenous Mexico playwrights to submit full-length plays written for the stage.
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s ninth annual Native American New Play Festival will take place June 7-9 and June 14-16, 2018 in the Oklahoma City Music Hall City Space Theatre.
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s 9th annual Native American New Play Festival is calling for full-length scripts written from an indigenous perspective and all themes and topics are welcomed. Though the company says plays may focus on historical or present-day issues, they are especially interested in plays that center on an Oklahoma tribe and tribal history.
The selection process will consider full length plays that are received by February 15, 2018 and will be read and evaluated by a panel comprised of Native American theatrical artists, Oklahoma City Theatre Company staff and community members.
The selection panel will select 2-3 plays for a staged reading during the festival based on originality, theatricality, and execution. One finalist will receive a staged reading with professional actors and a director during the festival and an audience discussion will follow the readings.
A full production will be awarded to one of the finalists from the readings and showcased as the featured production the following festival year, 2019. This year’s featured festival production is “Round Dance” by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo/Muskogee Creek).
Submission Guidelines from The Oklahoma City Theatre Company
All submissions must conform to a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered). Plays that have had previous workshops and productions within the last five years are welcome.
Please include a production history if applicable. Include a title page with full contact information, (mailing address, phone numbers, email address) a draft or revision date and a character breakdown at the beginning of your script. Please provide a biography of 100 words and provide a photo of at least 300dpi. Please label all attachments as follows: Title of the play Author’s Last Name, First Initial.
To submit, email your submission materials at: email@example.com
Deadline: February 15, 2018
The company accepts submissions written for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico artists.
Indian Country Today’s Vincent Schilling (Akwesasne Mohawk) on Twitter