NW10 Festival

Announcing the 2022 festival, NW10: Long Story Short!

PLAYWRIGHTS:Submissions open now through October 31, 2021

  • Open to residents of Idaho, Oregon, Washington state and British Columbia
  • Submissions are open to the first 100 scripts received from September 1, 2021, through October 31, 2021
  • Scripts must be original, unpublished and not produced or scheduled for production in the Pacific Northwest (ID, OR, WA, or BC) at the time of submission
  • Scripts must have a running time of approximately 10 minutes, totaling 10 pages or less (exclusive of title and cast pages) in a 12-point font
  • Plays with small casts, simple sets, and minimal technical requirements are strongly preferred
  • Plays focused on the COVID-19 pandemic are strongly discouraged
  • Scripts will only be considered if they follow submission guidelines; NW10 may ask writers for an updated submission if guidelines are not followed
  • Limited to one submission per playwright per festival
  • Selected playwrights will be notified by January 1, 2022
  • Playwrights consent, if selected, to permit NW10 and Oregon Contemporary Theatre to produce their play in 2022
  • All selected playwrights will receive an honorarium and retain copyright and full ownership of their play
  • Plays will be presented live during a two-weekend run in 2022; playwrights will be contacted regarding any digital presentation or update to production scheduling
  • Playwrights are asked to participate in an audience talk-back following the closing matinee

    SUBMISSION PROCESS 
  • Send entries to: NW10Festival@gmail.com with the subject "NW10 Submission – [Play Title]" 
  • In the body of the email, include the following: 
    • Play title 
    • Playwright’s name, address, phone number(s) and email address 
  • Attach two PDFs: 
    • 1) [“Play Title - BLIND”] -- your play, free of all contact information
    • 2) [“Play Title”] -- the complete version of your play, including contact information, to be used by actors and directors for selected scripts
  • Submissions must be sent as PDF attachments only; no hard copy submissions or other formats will be accepted 
  • All submissions should be in a standard professional play format 
  • The first page of the script should include the title, characters, and basic setting; title and page number should appear at the top of each page 
  • Deadline: Submissions must be received on or before October 31, 2021 
  • Only the first 100 submissions will be considered; playwrights will be notified immediately if their submissions arrive after the cutoff date or the submission cap has been reached

Click here to download the press release and complete submission guidelines for the 2022 NW10 Festival.

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DIRECTORS: Call for directors open now through November 6, 2021

NW10 seeks directors for the 2022 festival. No previous experience necessary. Click here to read the call and complete details, including anticipated timeline and director availability requirements. 
Prospective directors should complete the director interest form by 11:59pm on Saturday, November 6, 2021 to be considered for the 2022 festival.

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AUDITIONS:
Audition submissions for the 2022 festival will be announced at a later date.

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The 2021 festival,  NW10: Into the Cybersphere, was performed across four nights in February 2021. Featured scripts included:

Spaghetti by Deborah Chava Singer (Vancouver, WA)
Fisher's Daughter by Alina Rios (Seattle, WA)
lift by Heidi Kraay (Boise, ID)
Mattress Magic Empire by Eric Braman (Springfield, OR)
Sarah and Charles are on the Bus by Connor French (Portland, OR)
On the Porch by Debbie Lamedman (Portland, OR)
Loss and Light by Marla Norton (Eugene, OR)
The Tale of the User Agreement by Lolly Ward (Portland, OR) 

Click here to download the digital program for NW10: Into the Cybersphere!

The 2021 NW10 Festival was produced with support from the Lane County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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The Northwest Ten Festival is a co-production of NW10 and Oregon Contemporary Theatre. If you have any additional questions, please email  NW10Festival@gmail.com.

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