Collaboraction is sending out a nationwide call to playwrights, directors, ensemble-based groups and theater artists of all kinds to submit scripts or concepts to be considered for the 12th annual SKETCHBOOK Festival. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2011.
The 12th Annual SKETCHBOOK Festival will take place in June 2012 at Collaboraction's home in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
While the acclaimed SKETCHBOOK Festival has traditionally been known as a progressive, multi-media short play festival, this year Collaboraction is changing the format to include both short and long works. Submissions will be accepted in two categories - under seven minutes, and eight-to-eighty minutes. Sketches will run in repertory in Collaboraction's new multi-use space, with discussions, panels and parties throughout the festival.
This year, Collaboraction is seeking work that explodes traditional theatrical limitations in form, content, staging and/or narrative. It is placing a special emphasis on promenade, site-specific and touring pieces. Playwrights and theatre artists may submit up to three pieces total, in any combination of long or short sketches. These works may not have been previously produced.
Visit www.sketchbooksubmissions.org to submit pieces for consideration. Full guidelines are currently posted on the Collaboraction blog (link at www.collaboraction.org).