Irvington Town Hall Theater Calls for Submissions for New Playwrights Festival

Irvington Town Hall Theater Calls for Submissions for New Playwrights FestivalThe Irvington Town Hall Theater in Westchester County, NY is excited to announce the inaugural year of the ITHT Stage Door Playwright Festival. After three seasons of hosting innovative and compelling readings of new works by contemporary playwrights, the series has evolved into a weekend festival. It will launch this November in the beautiful historic theater situated above town hall in Irvington on Hudson, The theater is currently seeking submissions of new works from playwrights.

"After seeing the enthusiastic response and interaction of audiences to original readings, we knew this was a vibrant and valuable opportunity for the playwright, audiences and our theater," says theater festival director Judith Klein Frimer. "We are thrilled to expand on what we've learned in three seasons to support the creative process and create a destination where audiences will be entertained and educated by contributing to the process of developing new works."

Scripts should be a one-act, no more than an hour and submitted to ITHT Stage Door Playwright Festival, 85 Main Street, Irvington, N.Y. 10533 or mailed electronically to ithtstagedoorplaywrights@gmail.com. Guidelines for submission, plays and production are available at: http://www.irvingtontheater.com/theatre-festival.

Scripts will be chosen by a panel of theater professionals and enthusiasts and announced by end of summer. The goal of the festival is to provide a forum for playwrights to bring their plays to life on stage, support the creative process and gain invaluable feedback from a live audience during a talkback led by an industry professional.

"The arts are alive and well in our small village on the Hudson," says Theater Manager Gregory Allen. "We can't wait to see what wonderful and diverse submissions we receive that will kick off this festival of new works."

Additional questions can be e-mailed to ithtstagedoorplaywrights@gmail.com

Submissions must be received by September 15, 2017. Earlier submissions are encouraged.

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