1,001 Plays connects playwrights and audiences from worlds apart
Sponsored by George Mason University’s School of Theater, 1,001 Plays invites university students from around the world to submit their original, 10-minute plays on this year’s theme: Tomorrow.
Our staff will select scripts to assign to our Global Partners, who agree to present six 10-minute staged readings and a talkback during the 2019-20 academic years. Staged readings and talkbacks will be available via video-chat to bring playwrights, theater artists, and audiences into cross-cultural conversation.
We invite college, university, and other theater training programs to join our network of Global Partners at no cost to their students or institution. Global Partners agree to:
designate one faculty mentor to serve as our contact and advise at least one student playwright in the development and submission of their play.
assist students in rehearsing and hosting 6 staged readings of original 10-minute plays as assigned.
provide the technological support to enable video-chatting for the presentations and allow the playwrights, artists, and audience to connect in real-time for post-show discussion.
Playwrights must be 18 or older and enrolled in a Global Partner program.
Submissions must be:
- 10 minutes long
- in English
- in PDF format inspired by this year’s theme: Tomorrow.
Your final submission, accompanied by a signed Playwright Agreement, is due to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 30, 2019.
Important Links and Forms
|Oct 14th||Global Partners’ & Student Playwrights’ entry forms due|
|Oct 30th||Final play submissions and Playwright Agreement forms due|
|Nov 18th||Student Playwrights and Global Partners to be notified of selection decisions and script assignments by this date|
|Jan 20th||All Global Partners’ final casting decisions due to 1,001 Plays for programming|
|Feb 3rd||Start of suggested rehearsal window (2 weeks recommended, 1 week required)|
|April 5th||All Global Partners must conclude their Readings/Discussions by this date|