10th Women Playwrights International Conference accepting submissions (women writers only)

Women Playwrights International is now accepting submissions from playwrights who want their original work to be part of the next WPI conference. The conference will be held in July 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Women playwrights are requested to submit plays on the following themes:
  • Beyond Words: Plays that script the physical, the visual, the digital or the aural – new texts for new mediums
  • In Other Words: Plays that are multilingual, for multilingual audiences, or have been translated into English from their original language
  • Choice of Words: Scripts that have been developed with actors, directors, co-writers or dramaturgs as part of a workshop or devised process
  • Our Own Words: Plays written for the writer themselves to perform, plays exploring autobiography or memoir
Eligibility:  Submission is open to professional, semi-professional or beginning women playwrights from any part of the world, of any age. The script can be unproduced or previously produced (please do not submit plays for which you do not own copyright).

What to submit:  One acts as well as full length plays will be accepted. Musicals will be accepted within reason and selection will be resource dependent.

For the first round of submission, please submit the following via the online form:
  • An 80 word synopsis of your play
  • A 50 word motivation detailing how and why it fits one of the WPI 2015 themes
  • A 50 word biography of the playwright
  • Your country of residence
  • A brief production/development history of the submitted play (if applicable).
  • Please note:  Your synopsis must be in English, and your full script should be 75% English, or translated into English
  • Your play must have a maximum of 8 characters

Additional information can be found in their online newsletter, available here or at the following link:

http://wpic.riksteatern.se/files/2013/08/WPIC-2015-news-letter-4.pdf

Deadline: 1 December 2013

Source:  @Playwriting_UK

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