Monthly Archives: April 2011

Embarrassing submission mistakes

As I’m preparing my submission to Theatre Three, I’m thinking about mistakes I have made when submitting plays. I haven’t done anything really embarrassing, but… I live in the United States. One time I submitted a play to a theater … Continue reading

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Look for unexpected audiences for your plays

Playwright Paul Mullin found an unexpected audience for his play “The Sequence,” which is about the competition to sequence the human genome. He started hearing from biotech organizations interested in hosting readings of the play at symposiums and meetings around … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #7: finished cover letter

The finished cover letter: Theatre Three, Inc. Attn: Play Submissions 2800 Routh Street, #168 Dallas, TX 75201 Hello – I am submitting a query for my play “Lessons from Moonshine” for Theatre Three’s consideration. “Lessons from Moonshine” is a long … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #6: the cover letter

How to write a cover letter Good cover letters are essential, unless a theater doesn’t want you to send one. I’ve been interviewing artistic directors and literary managers around the country, asking them what they like about new plays and … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #5: the synopsis

How to help people care I re-read the latest version of my synopsis, and I realized it was still dry and unemotional. So I added some emotion words. I’ve put them in bold below. In Prohibition-era, rural Washington State, Sister … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #4: submission materials

One way to make a theater love you:  send them what they want Here’s what Theatre Three says they want in a submission: a synopsis the cast requirement an overview of the settings sample dialogue scenes and a production history … Continue reading

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Getting my play produced, #3: being a detective

Why find a theater who will love your play? The other day on Playwrights Forum, I saw a link to an article titled “How the World’s Most Frequently Rejected Playwright Survives.” Here’s the link: http://www.pdc1.org/viewthisarticle.php?article=8/ The writer of this article gives … Continue reading

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