Headwaters Program – New Play Submissions

HEADWATERS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

What kind of plays are we looking for? The Headwaters program is the source of new plays of the West. However, our definition of West is extremely broad. It may include plays set in the current, historic, or mythic western United States; plays that reflect the diverse cultures and experiences of the West; plays that examine the American urban/rural divide; and plays that completely re-imagine what “West” means.

To be considered for the Headwaters New Play Festival, a play must never have had a professional production and the playwright must be available to attend the workshop week (typically in late August).

Since 2015’s festival, our goal has been to more accurately reflect the diversity of human experience by reserving one of our two slots for women and playwrights of color. We are seeking full-length plays, musicals, and plays with music, one submission per playwright.

Submissions for 2019 are now closed. We’ve reached 250 scripts. Thank you to everyone who participated. Submissions for 2020 will open October 1st, 2019.

Plays must be submitted digitally in PDF format. Hard copies will not be considered. We accept one play per playwright, and please do not resubmit a play from a previous year. Responses will be sent out sometime in May 2019. CRT provides travel, a food stipend, and cozy accommodations for the two finalist playwrights. The scenic mountain beauty of this remote and quaint arts town will provide endless inspiration as you develop your work. Plays read at the festival will be considered for full production in CRT’s 2020 season.

Questions? Contact us at headwaters@creederep.com.

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YOUNG AUDIENCE OUTREACH TOUR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Call for Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Play Submissions
Creede Repertory Theatre’s Headwaters New Play Program

One-third of CRT’s productions are new works, and every year CRT commissions a new show for it’s celebrated Young Audience Outreach Tour (YAOT). The goal of this program is to bring theatre to thousands of kids in rural and underserved communities throughout the Southwest while creating an exciting opportunity for emerging playwrights. Bilingual (English/Spanish) plays are preferred, but not required. With 35 years of successful productions we are looking for playwrights interested in working among a collaborative artistic team.

We are accepting submissions for the 2020 Young Audience Outreach Tour and if you would like to be considered for a commission, please, submit the following by September 1, 2019:

• Cover sheet with your name, contact info, and a synopsis
• 10-20 page excerpt
• Cover letter that indicates experience in the following: touring shows, theatre for young audiences, and/or plays that have been produced.
• Please specify whether you are submitting for YAOT or The KID Show
• Electronic versions are preferred
• Email materials to CRT’s Education Director Brittni Shambaugh Addison

The Young Audience Outreach Tour develops plays with two actors and based on core curriculum subjects. The following are past curriculum subjects: history of US Presidents, the science of flight, the geography of the United States, the water cycle, the importance of math and literacy, history of the Southwest.

For questions or to submit materials contact Education Director Brittni Shambaugh Addison at brittni@creederep.com.  Electronic versions are preferred. Hard copies should be mailed to: Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn:Brittni Shambaugh Addison, P.O. Box 269, Creede, CO 81130.

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THE KID SHOW SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The KID Show‘s mission is to provoke and empower the creative minds of local youth while placing them in a professional environment and encouraging them to play. Since 2003, a professional team of CRT actors, directors, playwrights, painters, designers, and stage managers mentor local kids (ages 10-18) through the process of creating a fully produced, original show. Kids participate in every aspect of the play-making experience; they design and assist in building costumes, scenery, and puppets while rehearsing the play they ultimately perform in CRT’s state-of-the-art Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre. We are looking for family-friendly plays written for young actors, with a cast size of 10-16.

• Cover sheet with your name, contact info, and a synopsis
• 10-20 page excerpt
• Cover letter that indicates experience in the following: touring shows, theatre for young audiences, and/or plays that have been produced.
• Please specify whether you are submitting for YAOT or The KID Show
• Electronic versions are preferred
• Email materials to CRT’s Education Director Brittni Shambaugh Addison

For questions or to submit materials contact Education Director Brittni Shambaugh Addison at brittni@creederep.com.  Electronic versions are preferred. Hard copies should be mailed to: Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn:Brittni Shambaugh Addison, P.O. Box 269, Creede, CO 81130.

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