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TNT New Play Development: Playwriting
IT'S ALMOST HERE - TIME TO POLISH UP THAT ORIGINAL SCRIPT AND GET IT READY FOR SUBMISSION!
TNT’s Production of Original PlayS (POPS) is a biennial (every two years) project. The next submission deadline for the 2014 TNT POPS! New Play Project will be August 1 through September 16, 2013. Only full length plays and musicals will be accepted (musicals must be accompanied by sample songs sent digitally, and have a performance CD, lead sheets and musical arrangements available), and a total of four (4) will be selected. Once selected, each play will be produced during the 2014-15 season, either on a mainstage or in a second space, by a TNT member theatre company. In addition, each of the four shows will be given a staged reading of an exerpt of about 20 minutes each at the 2014 TNT Annual Conference.
TNT will accept one hundred (100) full length scripts on a first come, first served basis, submitted between the dates listed above. Please read the following Rules and Submission Process carefully. We also suggest you read the 2014 TNT POPS! FAQS. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to call us at 817-731-2238.
The selected plays/musicals will be announced by January 27th, 2014.
Scripts Accepted: Between Monday, August 1, 2013 and midnight Central Standard Time on Monday, September 16, 2013. Scripts received before or after these dates will not be accepted.
Number of copies: Emailed only (no hard copies accepted)- One (1) Microsoft Word file or pdf file; Limit: 1 script per playwright
Length: Full Length
The script includes set requirements.
The script includes a cast list.
The script includes brief character description(s).
The script does NOT contain playwright name and/or contact information.
Type Size: 12 pt Times New Roman or 12 pt Courier.
Format: Standard Stage Format. Final Draft format is acceptable - preferably sent as a PDF file.
Topic or theme: Open
Cost: $20 Entry Fee per script
Selections announced: January 27, 2014
Interview with TNT POPS! New Play winners Barbara Klaskin Silberg and Bob Silberg
Bob and Barb traveled from Los Angeles, California to Bastrop, Texas to attend the world premiere of their new family musical comedy, Mr. Potcher's Holiday. Produced by Bastrop Opera House at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts, the musical had three performances from April 25 through 27th, 2013. This is the first full-length musical for the duo, whose professional credits can be viewed here.
Interview with TNT POPS! New Play Project winner Marjorie Bicknell Marjorie made the trip from Camp Hill, PA in March 2013 to attend the world premiere of her play, The Boys Club at Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens, Texas. She is a working playwright, director and actress and holds a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Mundelein College in Chicago, and an MA in Speech from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Marjorie is a member of the Dramatists Guild and a founding member of The Playwrights Alliance of Pennsylvania.
Interview with TNT POPS! New Play Project winner Michael Greenberg First-time playwright Michael Greenberg of San Antonio, Texas, didn't know what to expect when his play, "Three Views of a Waterfall" was selected as one of the four winners in the 2010-11 TNT POPS! New Play Project. The play received its world premiere on Friday, October 14th, 2011 at Bastrop Opera House in Bastrop, Texas. After the show and the subsequent talkback with members of the audience, Mike talked about his experience.
Interview with TNT POPS! New Play Project winner Jeff Stolzer Playwright Jeff Stozer talks about the creation of his play, The Lost Tribe, one of the winners of the Texas Nonprofit Theatres' 2010-11 TNT POPS! New Play Project. His play received its premiere at Baytown Little Theater, Baytown, Texas in May 2011. Post production letter from Jeff.
Interview with TNT POPS! New Play Project winner Carl Williams Houston playwright Carl Williams talks about his experience with the TNT POPS! New Play Project, for which his play, A Thirties Affair, was chosen and had its premiere at Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens, Texas on April 1, 2011.
Interview with TNT POPS! New Play Project winner Micah McCoy Playwright Micah McCoy talks about submitting his play Homegrown Tomatoes to the Texas Nonprofit Theatres' 2010-11 TNT POPS! New Play Project. His play was selected as a winner and received its premiere at San Pedro Playhouses' Cellar Theatre in San Antonio, Texas in October 2010.
Bill Evans, whose play, No. 5, was one of the winning plays in 2008, attended the performance at San Pedro Playhouse in San Antonio on February 14, 2009. While on the No. 5 set, he speaks of his experience . . .