The Board of Trustees has made the decision to extend the submission deadline to May 22, 2019 to accommodate playwright requests for additional time to perform historical research. The Board would also like to see additional submissions regarding Col. Charles Young, the Shawnee Nation, and Ohio’s wonderful aviation history. Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc is seeking a variety of dramatic genres and especially encourages submissions from diverse writers including women, African Americans, and Native Americans.
Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc is looking for short dramatic scripts based about Ohio history to be included in “History in ACTion: A Festival of New Historic Drama”, to be presented as staged readings September 21, 22, 28, 29, 2019. The festival will take place in an outdoor theatre venue. Playwright and student playwright festivals will occur on separate weekends. Original one-act plays, monologues, or scenes from longer works will be considered. Each script should require no more than 10 performers and run somewhere between 10 and 30 minutes in length. All scripts should be based on stories from the history and culture of Ohio. Visit www.caesarsford.com for some suggested subjects and further details. Fictional characters and incidents can be included but historical accuracy is a priority. Scripts should not be based upon previously published works.
Writers should be residents of Ohio, a graduate of a college or university located in Ohio, or has a significant tie to the state. Student writers should be residents of Ohio and attend a charter, parochial, private, or public middle school or high school. Students who are home schooled or students living out-of-state but have a significant tie to the State of Ohio are also invited to participate. The authors of scripts chosen for inclusion in the Festival will be offered compensation for performance rights, ranging from $25 to $100, depending on the length of the material. Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc is particularly interested in material that might further be developed into a trilogy of full length plays to be presented in an Ohio outdoor theatre venue in the future. Writers are permitted to submit more than one script. There is no submission fee. Scripts can be submitted in an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org , in Word or PDF format, or they can be sent in hard copy to Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc PO BOX C Xenia, Ohio 45385-0692. Electronic submission is preferred. For more information please contact Caesar’s Ford Theatre, Inc at email@example.com .