Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce that submissions for the 2016 LezPlay Contest are now open.
The mission of LezPlay is to enhance the visibility and advance the viability of lesbian-centered stories for the stage. To that end, LezPlay honors excellence in storytelling by women-identified writers who present lesbian characters and themes—past, present, and future—in a pivotal, positive way.
We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We want to introduce audiences to work that reflects, resonates with, and is relevant to their lives. We want stories that have a broad appeal, stories that will enable us to reach individuals of all ages and in all stages of life.
From March 1 to April 30, 2016, we welcome submissions of short and full-length scripts from writers who identify as women. Only scripts that have not been professionally produced are eligible. Scripts that have been submitted in the past are not eligible for re-submission.
Scripts will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals: directors, artistic directors, filmmakers, playwrights, producers, dramaturges, literary managers, activists, educators, comediennes.
PFP will name ten semi-finalists and five finalists. The scripts that make the finals will be presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which will take place in Chicago at Center on Halsted's Hoover-Leppen Theatre September 9-11, 2016. Writers whose work is selected for presentation will earn a cash prize: $400 for full-length scripts or $100 for shorts.
Complete the online entry form at FilmFreeway (filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay) Entry fee is $15 if script is received by March 31. Entry fee is $30 if script is received by April 30. Members of the Dramatists Guild are entitled to submit one (1) entry for free. To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on April 30, 2016.
For complete details, please visit: filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay