Cincinnati Lab Theatre Announces 2018 New Works Submission Period

clt_logoSept. 6, 2017 til March 18, 2018

CINCINNATI, September 6, 2017 – The 2017 New Works Festival was easily Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s most successful festival in ticket sales and attendance. Cincinnati LAB Theatre is now planning its fifth producing season! Cincinnati LAB Theatre is now accepting new works submissions for our 2018 season. Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be expanding in 2018 and is now accepting submissions to fill four original play readings and two fully staged workshop productions. First, Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be producing two scripts for original staged readings in late winter 2018. Secondly, Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be producing two scripts as staged reading and two fully staged workshop productions over two weekends in a rotating festival format for the New Works Festival in the summer of 2018. All performances will be presented in Cincinnati at Clifton Performance Theatre, 404 Ludlow Ave, Cincinnati, OH.

To be considered for a staged reading a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 30 minutes in length. To be considered for a fully staged workshop production a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 45min in length that has previously had at least one verifiable staged reading. Plays previously produced as staged readings by Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be given special consideration for fully staged workshop productions.
Submissions for the two winter readings, the two summer festival readings and the two summer festival productions will be accepted between September 6, 2017 and March 18, 2018. There is no charge for submission consideration prior to January 1, 2018. Beginning January 1, 2018 there be a $10 submission fee until the submission period closes March 18th.

Submissions will be accepted by emailing a script to cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com. Please attach the script to the email as a portable document file (.pdf) or as a Microsoft Word file (.doc). In the body of the email, please include the playwrights full contact information. Furthermore, if the play has been previously workshopped and/or had a staged reading, please provide all the pertinent details of the workshop and/or reading. Submission information and details can also be found on our website, http://cincylabtheatre.wixsite.com/cincylab. Please feel free to contact one of the artistic directors directly by emailing us at cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com if you have any questions for concerns.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s past productions include Buckeye and Judas by Elizabeth a. Harris, An Evening with Stephen Crane by Phil Paradis, Chase the Dragon by Kirk Sheppard, and Identity: An Evening of Three Twenty-Minute Plays by Elizabeth a. Harris, Brian Griffin, and Leah Strasser. LED Thespian by Jason Podplosky and 3Some by Brian Griffin comprised our fully staged productions in 2017.

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s mission is to provide area playwrights with opportunities to develop their work through a traditional workshop process, while utilizing some of the area’s finest professional actors. Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s New Works Festival is comprised of both staged readings and fully staged productions. Cincinnati LAB Theatre strives to present new and innovative works in various stages of development, encourage open and honest discussions, and allow audiences to participate in the creative process.

Elizabeth a. Harris, Bob Allen and Brian Berendts
Co-Artistic Directors
Cincinnati LAB Theatre

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