The Theater Project- Think Fast, Short Play Competition
The Theater Project, an award-winning, professional theater in Maplewood, NJ, is now soliciting short plays for “Think Fast,” its fifth annual short play competition March 22, 23 and 24, 2019. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area.
The Theater Project, which also offers a competition for high school playwrights and presentations of original plays by New Jersey authors, sees this as a logical extension of its mission.
THINK FAST! is the brainchild of the members of The Theater Project’s Playwrights’ Workshop, who act as judges for the competition. “There are a number of terrific playwrights working in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area,” says Joseph Vitale, a member of the workshop whose plays have been produced in New York and New Jersey. “’Think Fast’ gives writers the opportunity to stage their works in a professional theater and in a vibrant, culturally sophisticated community.”
“A competition is a way to bring a lot of talented people together,” says Mark Spina, artistic director of The Theater Project. “Every year THINK FAST widens our creative community and helps us share new work with our audience.”
Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. The deadline for submitting plays is December 1, 2018. Plays selected will have three performances – on Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. At each performance, the audience will vote for its favorite play. The winner will receive the “Audience Choice” award after the Sunday performance. In addition, a panel of judges will bestow awards for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Play. The recipient of the “Judges’ Choice” award for Best Play, will receive a $500 prize. Performances will take place The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ.
There is no submission charge but plays selected for “Think Fast” will be required to submit a $150 production fee to help underwrite the cost of the competition.
WHAT: 2019 THINK FAST Short Play Competition
WHEN: December 1, 2018 Submission Deadline
WHO: Adult Playwrights, New York/New Jersey metropolitan area
INFO: www.thetheaterproject.org, 908 809-8865
The competition accepts electronic submissions only at OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org. Include in the Subject line: “Submission + the Title of Your Play.”
Complete submission details are available on our theater’s web site: http://www.thetheaterproject.org/think-fast-competition-short-plays.html