California's La Habra Depot Theatre is looking for new written works to produce on stage. In particular, they are looking for new one-act plays for its first "New Playwright Forum" contest. The contest is opened to all new writers whether in middle school, high school or college.
Realizing the importance of nurturing and encouraging young artists, artistic director Christian Wolf, states "Our goal is to offer new talent the ability to see their written works produced on stage in an atmosphere that is supportive to their creativity. Winning writers will be asked to attend auditions and rehearsals so that their input can be sought."
Winning plays will be staged at the Depot Theatre during an exclusive two-week run from January 10-18, 1997 with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM and Sunday at 2:30 PM.
Submission deadline is Sept. 30, 1996 and plays should be between 20-45 minutes in length with a maximum of 6 characters. Another prerequisite for plays chosen is simple sets, props and costumes. Comedies, dramas and experimental genres are all welcomed. Send all submissions to:
La Habra Depot Theatre's One Acts
P.O. Box 802
La Habra, CA 90631 Interested writers can contact the theatre directly at (310) 905-9625 or Christian Wolf at (818) 965-1724 for more information.
-- By Katia Lundy