The Federal Theatre Project is thrilled to announce a new play festival for fall 2017:
One Year Later: Civic Engagement in the Era of Trump.
In America’s current political climate, civic participation has become increasingly difficult to maintain. The reasons for this are as numerous as they are diverse.
-A crowded field of voices;
-Elected officials who shut down their phone lines;
-Town halls with empty chairs on the stage;
-A continuing loss of civility and rational discourse; and,
The dwindling state of public education.
These are just some of the reasons that civic engagement can feel out of reach in 2017. The Federal Theatre Project seeks plays that explore civic engagement in today’s society. Scripts should focus on the concepts of activism and civic engagement, not partisan politics.
We are soliciting both 10-15 minute and full length plays. Six-seven short plays will be chosen for a night of staged performances. One full length play will be chosen for a full reading, which the company may consider producing as a full show in 2018. We ask that you keep the cast size to six actors or less.
Submissions will be accepted until Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5:00 PM.
All selected playwrights will receive a stipend. Playwrights may submit up to three plays. Submissions are open to all playwrights nationwide. Plays must be your original work, and we prefer plays that have not yet been produced. The Federal Theatre Project encourages playwrights from traditionally underrepresented groups, as well as playwrights from around the world, to submit.
To submit, please visit: https://www.cognitoforms.com/…/OneYearLaterCivicEngagementI…
For questions, please contact: federaltheatreproject [@] gmail [dot] com.