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Presented by OdysseyStage and Cary Playwrights’ Forum
Call for Submissions – January 15th – March 15Th, 2019
Ten short plays by North Carolina playwrights will be selected for full production in the NC 10 by 10. The festival runs July 11-14, 2019 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and July 18-20 2019 at The Cary Theatre in Cary.
The festival is produced jointly by Cary Playwrights’ Forum and OdysseyStage. Each group will cast and produce five of the ten winners. All ten plays will be presented at each performance, with the production moving from The ArtsCenter to The Cary Theatre for its second weekend. Last year’s festival had over 1200 attendees.
The theme for the 2019 NC 10 by 10 is FORTUNE. See a definition of Fortune here.
NC 10 by 10 accepts entries only from playwrights currently living in North Carolina. Students attending a NC college full-time, and military personnel stationed in NC qualify.
The competition is limited to unpublished plays that have not been produced in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas).
Scripts must be typewritten using standard play format with a Courier or Courier New 12-point font in Word or PDF with cast and set requirements. Example here.
Scripts must have simple tech and staging requirements and run no longer than 10 minutes. We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission.
Musicals with little or no accompaniment will be considered.
Playwrights may submit up to two scripts, sending each submission in a separate email.
The subject line should have the words “NC 10 by 10 Submission” followed by the title of the play (sample subject line: NC 10 by 10 Submission – The Interview).
The BODY of the email MUST include the title of the play and the playwright’s full contact information including playwright’s name, NC mailing address, phone(s), and email. DO NOT attach contact information to script.
There must be NO contact information on the script itself. Scripts that contain contact information will be disqualified.
January 15th – March 15th, 2019. Plays will not be accepted after March 15th, 2019, 11:59PM EST. The email address for submissions is firstname.lastname@example.org
Each writer whose work is produced during the festival will receive an award of $50.
If you have questions, please contact John Paul Middlesworth at email@example.com