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New Play Submissions


Q: What is the Signature Series at Town and Country Players?

A: The Signature Series at Town and Country Players is a new play series created in 2015. Its mission is to provide playwrights the opportunities to develop new work through readings, workshops and productions. It also serves the Town and Country Players' Community of Theatre Artists and Patrons, giving them a step by step glimpse into the process involved in new play development.


2016 Submissions

- A limited period of Open Submissions will begin December 1, 2016.
- The types of plays accepted during this Open Submission Period:
 - One Act Plays
  - No longer than 30 minutes
  - No musicals, please
  - Comedies or Dramas
 - Full length plays
  - No musicals, please
 - Family plays
  - Plays that are appropriate for all ages
  - No musicals, please
  - Can be adapted, but must have written permission from original source author
- There will be a cap on the number of plays submitted during this Open Submission period:
 - 50 One Acts
 - 30 Full length plays
 - 30 Family plays
- The Open Submission period will remain in place until the maximum number of submissions in each category has been reached
- Playwrights can only submit ONE play per category during this Open Submission period

HOW TO SUBMIT
1. All documents must be submitted via email to tandcsignatureseries@gmail.com
2. The subject line of each email should look as follows: SUBMISSION 2016: Play Title, Type of Play (One Act, Full length or Family Play)
3. All documents must be submitted in a PDF format
4. A playwright is allowed to submit one play, per category, during this 2016 Open Submission period
5. If a playwright is submitting plays in more than one category, please send in separate emails
6. Each play submitted must have a cover page with ONLY the play's title
7. Each submission should have its pages numbered
8. A cover page with the playwright's name and contact information should be attached to the email submission
9. A bio of 100 words or less from the playwright should be attached to the email submission
10. A synopsis of 100 words or less should be attached to the email submission
11. If submitting a Family Play that is an adaptation form existing source material, please be sure to attach a letter of permission from the author(s) of the original source material

The Signature Series at Town and Country Players is looking to host several readings of new plays in 2017.

Those playwrights whose work is selected for a reading in 2017 will be contacted by Town and Country Players on a rolling basis throughout the year.

Plays that have received prior readings or workshops can still be submitted.
We do ask that any plays with prior productions or productions planned for 2017 not be submitted at this time.

Playwrights from around the country are encouraged to submit their work.
Town and Country Players is located in Buckingham, PA, approximately 45 minutes north of Philadelphia in Bucks County, PA.

As noted, the submission window in each category will remain open until the maximum number of submissions has been
reached. Once that number has been reached, the submission window in that category will be closed.

For additional information please send an email to tandcsignatureseries@gmail.com