Festival Dates: Jan 27, 28 & Feb 3, 4, 2023
This play festival showcases local writers and their short plays by matching them up with directors and actors to carry out their work. Playwrights submit their short plays to be considered while local directors and actors audition to take part in the festival. Chapel Theatre Co connects the plays with actors and directors and allows two weeks to rehearse before presenting the finished product.
NEW THIS YEAR: We will not have a judges panel this year. Instead, we will have one Audience Choice Award for one play.
All applications due DECEMBER 12, 2022
What to expect:
PLAYWRIGHTS: Once you submit your play for consideration, you will hear from Chapel Theatre by December 18, 2022 about whether your play was selected as part of the festival. At that point, Chapel Theatre will assign a director to your play who will help cast the show and work with our costume and prop designer for production materials. The director may contact you for feedback and inspiration! You will receive a free ticket to attend the festival. Please note that runtimes should be kept within a ten (10) minute timeframe, and casts should be kept down to between 1-3 actors.
DIRECTORS: Once you apply, you will hear from Chapel Theatre by December 18, 2022 about whether you are selected as a director for this year’s play festival. If you are selected, Chapel Theatre will assign you a play based on your stated interests and expertise. You will have an opportunity to view actor audition videos and resumes and make requests for who you would like to cast in your play, but ultimately, Chapel Theatre will make the final casting decisions. Once your play is cast, you will have about 2 weeks to rehearse, one time slot to tech in the theatre, and then your play will be performed live at the festival in person at Chapel Theatre.
ACTORS: Once you apply, you will hear from Chapel Theatre by December 18, 2022 about whether you have been selected to be a part of this year’s play festival. At that point, you will be cast in one of the plays based on your expressed expertise and interests, plus based on the roles we have to fill. Once you are cast, you will have about 2 weeks to rehearse, one time slot to tech in the theatre, and then you will perform the play live at the festival at Chapel Theatre.