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September 14, 2010
New Works Festival Puts Out Call for Submissions
College of the Canyons is asking local playwrights to roll up their sleeves, dust off their manuscripts and give their creative works a chance to be performed live on stage by submitting their new and original play scripts to be included at the 11th annual New Works Festival (NWF).
A collaboration between the college’s theatre and English departments, the NWF gives aspiring writers the opportunity to see their work transmitted from the page to the stage through a unique workshop experience that focuses on the writer’s work -- and helps bring it to the next level.
Works that are selected for inclusion in the festival will be produced and performed live on stage at the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) Black Box Theatre during the spring 2011 semester.
“In most theatre it is the play that comes first,” said David Stears, NWF director and COC theatre faculty member. “Our workshop focuses on supporting the playwrights in discovering the essence of their work and giving voice to their pieces during the writing process.”
Submissions must be received by noon Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, in the College of the Canyons TLC lab located in Bonelli Hall, Room 209, on the college’s Valencia campus.
Festival organizers will accept all forms of work for consideration -- including monologues, scenes, 10-minute plays, single acts and full-length two-act plays. Writers do not need to be COC students.
All submissions must be previously unproduced, unpublished, and solely the original work of the playwright. Adaptations will not be accepted. Signed waivers from all associated creators must accompany all musical pieces submitted to the festival.
There are no content restrictions, however, consideration is given to pieces that are reasonably producible.
Scripts will be reviewed and selected by members of the COC theatre and English departments.
For more information about the New Works Festival or how to submit materials please contact Kim Gurnee at (661) 362-3073 or visit www.canyons.edu/newworksfestival.