Playwrights Festival 2019

February 1-September 18 2019
$25-Full participation
$15- Submission fee for each additional play
$15- Submission for play consideration without participation in workshops and other events

San Juan Community Theatre’s 2019 Playwrights Festival offers the Island’s writers an opportunity to present their work on the local stage and offers both new and veteran playwrights an opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills. Festival performances of new works created by Islanders will take place September 19 through September 29 in SJCT’s Gubelman Theatre.

Registration is open to all San Juan Island Residents. Workshops, readings and mentoring will be available for registered participants, beginning March 10 until the deadline for submitting completed scripts, July 15 (see attached schedule). Stage time permitting, scripts meeting minimum requirements (see guidelines below) may be fully staged during the evening performances or performed in a matinee reader’s theatre during the festival.

Playwrights are not required to participate in the development program to submit scripts for consideration. Scripts will be presented anonymously to a committee comprised of theatre professionals for review and recommendations on which plays should be fully staged. Each playwright may submit up to two scripts, however no more than one script per playwright will be staged or performed on book.

Script Guidelines

Performance Length: 7-15 minutes (No more than 15 pages)

Cast: Five or fewer actors

Content: There are no specific restrictions on content or language, however the play should be suitable for an adult Island audience.

Production Considerations: Backstage space for prop staging and storage is limited. Cast will set and strike.

Script Format: Must be readable and in an accepted stageplay format.

Drop off registration forms at the SJCT Box office at 100 Second St. or mail to: SJCT—Playwright Festival, PO Box 1063, Friday Harbor, Washington 98250.
Checks should be made payable to: San Juan Community Theatre and note "2019 Playwrights Festival" on the check.

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Playwrights Festival 2019 Schedule

Current as of 30 January 2019

Feb 1 Project Registration Opens

March 10 – 2pm at PARC - Orientation+Bryan Willis Workshop on writing a stage play

March 17 – 2 pm in Gubelman – Bryan Willis – critique revision and writing groups

March 31 – 2 pm at PARC – Mark Lutwak Workshop - Taking a new play to the stage –

(for playwrights and directors)

April 6 – Workshop/Reading 1 – 2PM with actors in Gubelman

June 14 – Submit plays for dramaturg review

June 22-23 – One- on-One meetings with dramaturg

June 30 – Reading/Critique – Gubelman Noon

July 15 – Submittal Deadline

July 16-27 Judging

July 29 – Winners announced

July 29 - Scripts available for actors/directors pick up at Box Office)

August 1- Readings of winners Directors Assigned. – 6:30 PM in Gubelman

August 5-6 - Auditions/Casting

Aug 12 – Sept 14 Rehearsals (PARC)

Sept 15 – 18 Tech/Dress (on performance stage)

Performances: In the Gubelman (except for On-Book)

Sept 19-21, 7:30 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday)

Sept 21, 2 p.m. On Book Performances – in Whittier

Sept 22, 2 p.m. Staged Plays Matinee

Sept 26-28, 7:30 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday)

Sept. 29, 2 p.m. Matinee (Sunday)