Newly Expanded Province-Wide Playwriting Contest Launched

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nbactslogoAll the city is a stage, and your play could soon be part of the lineup!

The NotaBle Acts Theatre Company is once again searching for great plays by New Brunswick writers for its annual province-wide Playwriting Competition.

NotaBle Acts is celebrating its fourteenth anniversary in 2015. In that time, the company has presented over 168 new plays by 87 different New Brunswick playwrights at its annual summer theatre festival.

If you’d like to add to those numbers and be part of this year’s lineup, NotaBle Acts invites submissions in four separate categories. The Site-Specific series seeks 15-30 minute scripts, to be set in unconventional public locations in Fredericton. Our Taking it to the Street contest seeks 7-10 minute scripts for production outdoors in downtown Fredericton, with four winners selected. The third category, Acting Out, is for submissions of one-act plays 30-50 minutes in length. Up to four scripts will be selected to be produced as staged workshopped readings as part of the festival’s main stage bill. In 2014 the contest added a new category, open only to high school student playwrights: this is our High School Competition, for submissions of 20-30 minute scripts. Two winning scripts will be selected.

In addition to having their work produced at the festival, all winning playwrights will receive script support from an established New Brunswick playwright and cash prizes.

Writers interested in entering the contest should consult the full contest rules and guidelines at www.nbacts.com.  Questions can be posed to Artistic Director, Len Falkenstein, at lfalken@unb.ca, or 458-7406. The deadline for entries is April 23, 2015.

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