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Theatre Nova calls for submissions for Michigan Playwrights Festival – 11/1 deadline

News September 11, 2018 Encore Staff

ANN ARBOR, MI (September 11, 2018) After the success of Theatre NOVA’s inaugural Michigan Playwrights Festival three years ago, the theatre is continuing its semi-annual tradition and announcing a call for submissions for this season’s two festivals of new plays by Michigan playwrights. The Spring festival will run March 5-10, 2019. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018.

The festival will feature full-length plays. Those interested in submitting plays for consideration should send finished scripts to TheatreNovaPlaySubmissions@gmail.com with “Festival Play Submission” and the play title in the subject line. Included in the e-mail should be the playwright’s name, contact information and a two-sentence synopsis of the play.

Theatre NOVA’s mission statement focuses on new plays and new playwrights. Their goal is to work with new and local playwrights to help them develop their craft and to offer brand new plays for audiences. Theatre NOVA also uses the festival to find and develop full-length plays for future seasons. Theatre NOVA recently produced Resisting, an original script by Michigan playwright David Wells, as a result of its staged reading at a previous festival. Resisting was lauded by audiences and critics and earned a Wilde Award nomination for Best New Script and was awarded Best Original Production.

All readings will be at Theatre NOVA, 410 W. Huron, Ann Arbor’s resident professional theatre company. Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons, as well as quick access to the city’s restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops.

Theatre NOVA is Ann Arbor’s resident professional theatre company. Its mission is to raise awareness of the value and excitement of new plays and playwrights and provide resources for playwrights to develop their craft by importing, exporting, and developing new work.

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