Script Match for Theatre Students & Professionals Launches
Script Match, www.scriptmatch.com, has launched the first phase of its website along with a funding campaign to finance the development of the remaining phases of the site. The company's mission is to simplify the process of finding scripts, allowing theatre professionals and students to spend less time searching and more time creating. The web application will make the process of finding scripts simple and efficient. Whether it is a professional actor looking for audition material, a student looking for scene work, a producer looking for a show to put up, or anyone at all looking for plays, musicals, or monologues, the site will be an invaluable resource. The web app will use the information that a user provides about themselves and what they are looking for to match them up with scripts that suit their individual needs.
The first phase, which is now live, is a script submission page. Playwrights can use the simple online form to add their play or musical to the Script Match database. Metadata will be stored about each script, including character types, production requirements, length, time period, and many other elements which can then be flagged in a customized search. (There is no submission fee.)
Once funds are secured, work will begin on phase two, which is the search feature of the site. A user will be able to input information about what they are looking for, such as character age and type, number of actors needed, time period, length, and special considerations like wanting fight choreography, multimedia, etc. Unlimited basic searches are free to anyone. There will also be a premium membership option for a small fee that will open up the use of advanced features, such as more search options, online previews of script content, and saving searches and scripts.
There are also plans in motion for a third phase of the website, which will allow users to purchase copies of the script directly from the website and submit for production rights.
To learn more and to find out how to help, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/script-match To submit a script, visit the site directly at www.scriptmatch.com