Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Pride Films and Plays Accepting Entries for Women's Work Contest

Pride Films and Plays is excited to announce that submissions to the second Women's Work Contest for plays and screenplays written by women featuring lesbian characters or themes will be accepted from February 1 to April 10.

Women's Work has both stage play and screenplay categories, and this year for the first time both Shorts and Full Length scripts and screenplays will be judged. Winning writers also earn a cash prize ($400 for full-length, $100 for shorts) and the authors will be invited to Chicago for up to ten hours of rehearsal with directors and actors from the Pride Films and Plays Artistic Ensemble prior to the performance.

Entry fee is waived if entry is received between February 1 and February 10. Regular deadline is March 10, with $15 fee. Final Deadline is April 10, with $30 fee. To make the final deadline, scripts must by received via email by 11:59 pm Central Time on April 10, 2012. CST. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Authors may enter as many scripts as you wish, but each entry form can be accompanied by only one (1) script. Each additional entry will require a separate entry form and separate entry Fee. Only one free application may be submitted. If submitting a second script there is a $10 discount for the second entry fee. The full entry fee is due for all entries made after that.

The judges will name five finalists in both the Stage and Screenplay categories for full-length submissions, based on a scoring sheet found in the contest rules. The top two scoring scripts in each category will receive a cash prize of $400, and will be performed as staged readings July 27 to 29 during the Women's Work Weekend at the Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center On Halsted in Chicago. Authors will be invited to participate in up to ten hours of rehearsal with cast and director prior to the performance.

In the Shorts category, up to 8 screenplays and plays will be selected to be performed during the Women's Work Weekend, and each author whose work is presented in that festival will receive a $100 cash prize. Authors will be invited to participate in one rehearsal with cast and director prior to the performance.

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