Aloha Performing Arts Company invites the submittal of new stage plays that have not been published or produced for its 21st annual Original Play Festival, which will be presented Aug.13-16 at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu.
Scripts of any length and on any subject will be accepted, and must be received by May 2.
Entries must be typewritten and securely bound, with sequentially numbered pages. Three hard copies of each script and one electronic copy on CD as a single document in PDF or Word format are required to expedite the selection committee’s evaluation process.
Each copy of the script must contain a list of characters and a brief description of the play. Scripts should not contain the playwright’s name. One separate cover sheet with the title of the play and the playwright’s name, address, phone numbers and email address must be included, unattached to the bound scripts. This helps to insure anonymity in evaluation and selection.
Musical entries must be accompanied by three sets of performance-quality CDs. Each set must contain all the songs with voice tracks, as well as all the songs with accompaniment only tracks.
An example of a properly assembled submission will be posted by mid February on APAC’s website, AlohaTheatre.com.
All entry materials will become the property of APAC. Scripts not chosen for the festival will not be returned unless a mailer with sufficient postage is provided. Plays selected will be mounted as staged readings, with minimal rehearsal, actors holding scripts, and simple technical presentation.
All entry materials should be sent to: APAC OPF XXI, P.O. Box 794, Kealakekua, HI 96750.
The OPF XXI committee’s official selections will be made by early June, notifications will be made by mid June, auditions for actor/readers will be in late June and rehearsals will be conducted from early July through mid-August.
A wrapup discussion and celebration will be hosted Sunday afternoon, Aug. 17, at which time the “Opie” award will be presented. This is a people’s choice honor bestowed on the best script of the festival, as determined by popular vote of audience members.
The Opie award winning play will be presented to APAC’s season planning Kokua committee for consideration for possible inclusion in a future mainstage season.
For more information, visit the APAC website at AlohaTheatre.com or call 322-9924.