So, you think you can write a play? – The Spotlight Festival of Short Plays

ELIGIBILITY:
Short plays and musicals that are no more than 15 pages in length with an average runtime of less than 30 minutes.

Writers may submit only 1 play, including plays they have co-authored.

Each nomination must submit a separate Submission Form.

Plays must be typed. See the format guide attached.

Plays presented in previous Spotlight Festivals are not eligible for re-submission.

Poetry and short story readings will not be accepted.

The Spotlight Acting School, Inc. Festival Committee, in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2018 Spotlight Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final.

TO SUBMIT:
All submissions must be submitted by the Author[s] of the Play.

The author is responsible for co-producing the play in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant. The responsibilities of the Producer include, but are not limited to, assisting in or suggesting casting; our 2018 festival is a non-equity festival; working with the appointed director or self-directing the work, assisting technical personnel; attending rehearsals; and assisting with costumes.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only. Each submission should be submitted as a single PDF or Microsoft Word Compatible (.doc, .docx) document. Documents must be labeled as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name.pdf (or .doc/.docx). Email the completed document as an attachment to [email protected] .

All portions of the application must be complete.

Submission Form link

Spotlight Acting School, Inc. will announce the winners at the performance of Alice in Wonderland February 10th 2018 followed by posting the results on its website.

Auditions – Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Open Auditions – January 6th – 6pm – Ages 18+
Presented by The Bluegrass Players
The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
See more details below

We are putting together a somewhat child-friendly (PG) show to offer everyone a great time this Valentine’s Day. The focus will be on love, mystery, and deceit. The comedy this time will be derived from the over-seriousness of the characters in completely absurd situations.  Some songs may be added, but it will not be billed as a complete musical. The Film Noir style is very fun to act out and what better place than Italy.  Of course, our caterer will get in on the theme to complete the experience properly.

Join the cast of this next dinner show and have a great time raising funds for a great cause.  All proceeds go to benefit the Spotlight Acting School and its mission to never turn a student away regardless of their available financial resources.

Proposed Rehearsal Schedule

The Spotlight Theatre – Richmond
Tue Jan 9 / 8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jan 11 / 8 – 9:30pm
Sun Jan 14 / 8 – 9:30pm
Tue Jan 16 / 8 – 9:30pm
Thu Jan 18 / 8 – 9:30pm

The Spotlight Playhouse – Berea
Mon Jan 22 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Jan 24 / 8:30 – 10pm
Mon Jan 29 / 8:30 – 10pm
Wed Jan 31 / 8:30 – 10pm
Sun Feb 4 / 8:30 – 10pm
Tue Feb 6 / 8:30 – 10pm
Sun Feb 11 / 6 – 8pm
Mon Feb 12 / 6 – 8pm
Tue Feb 13 / 6 – 8pm

Performance – Berea
Wed Feb 14 / 6:30 – 9pm
Fri Feb 16 / 6:30 – 9pm
Sat Feb 17 / 6:30 – 9pm