CALLING ALL ARTISTS!
COVID-19 has left us college students in theatre programs across the country without in person classes and valuable training. So, with this time off, JOIN US, three students from the UMN/Guthrie BFA Acting program, for a playwriting challenge loosely based on Paula Vogel’s Bake-Offs.
We will send you a few “ingredients” to include in an original short play (10-30 pages) and you will have 32 hours to write.
Here’s how it will work:
1) 10 AM CST- Monday March 16th: We’ll email you with the 5 ingredients that need to be in your play (these will be five elements that have to be included in the short play, otherwise you have full creative license, anything goes!).
2) Then, you have until 6 PM CST on Tuesday March 17th to submit your short play (10-30 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a little bit about you.
3) We will then read all the plays sent to us and choose 10 plays to be read live virtually on YoutubeLive featuring some UMN/Guthrie BFA Students on Wednesday March 18th at 6pm CST.
(Even if you don't write, JOIN US!) Ideally this part would be done live, but we adapt!
To say these are “trying times,” would be a massive understatement. With a lot of artists/freelancers not working, this is a great way to keep our artistic muscles active and to find a supportive community of artists. I hope these plays will be a response to the times in REAL time.
Never written before? Published playwright? Somewhere in between? 5 to 95! ALL VOICES WELCOME! No experience required, but RISKS are required! There are no critiques, just some time to enjoy each other's work.
If you're interested in participated, email email@example.com before Monday!
We want as many voices as possible!