Playwright: Neil Labute
Dates: July 11, 2014 to August 03, 2014
Labute New Theater Festival 2014 Finalists
The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce the finalists of the LaBute New Theater Festival. The finalists this year were chosen from over 250 submissions from all over the world. (US/Canada/Wales/Great Britain/France/New Zealand)
Neil LaBute’s World Premiere One-Act “HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH” will be presented nightly at the festival and will be directed by Artistic Director Milton Zoth
The following plays will be produced in this year’s festival. High School Finalists will be read by professional actors at a presentation in the Gaslight Theater Saturday, July 26. 11 am (Free). Festival tickets on sale now!. Call 314-458-2978 or visit www.stlas.org for more information.
Playwright – Play – City, State
July 11-20, 2014
Aleks Merilo – Little Moscow – Brooklyn, NY
Steve Karp – Rubbas – New York, NY
Thomas Pierce – Blue Lagoon – Seattle, WA
Jan Henson Dow – I Want to Show You Something – Bluffton, SC-
July 25 – August 3, 2014
JJ Strong – Comeback Special – Los Angeles, CA
John Doble – Coffee House, Greenwich Village – New York, NY
Susan Steadman – The Thing With Feathers – Wilmington, NC
High School Finalists
Pisces by Aidan Murphy, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire,IL
Prosaic Beatings by Jared Ray McSwain, Stockbridge, GA
The Hushed Machine by Amelia Himebaugh, Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, MO
Submissions will be accepted October 1 through December 31, 2014. Professional Submissions: Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18′ x 18′ stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.
Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes. Up to Eight plays will be chosen. In addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival. Mr. LaBute is scheduled to return to participate in the opening weekend activities.
High School Submissions
Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward: The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length. Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.
Send Submissions to:
LaBute New Theater Festival, St. Louis Actors’ Studio, 360 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108
For more information: 314-458-2978 or email@example.com