NewPlayFest 2018

An Exciting Process
For productions July 2017 to December 2018

NewPlayFest logoBecome an AACT NewPlayFest 2018 Producing Theatre 
AACT selects six member theatres to produce the winning plays. Theatres will be responsible for providing a fully realized, world premiere production between July 2017 and December 2018, and for bringing in the playwright for a rehearsal or a performance.

Submit a Script for AACT NewPlayFest 2018 
Plays must be full-length, non-musicals that have never had a full production. Submissions for the next NewPlayFest 2018 will be accepted August 1 - September 30, 2016.

Be a Reviewer for AACT NewPlayFest 2018 
Individuals are asked to volunteer to read and score the scripts. Each script will be reviewed and scores will determine the semi-finalists. [More information coming soon.]

Selecting the Winners
Scripts that make it to the final round will be submitted to the Producing Theatres, which will select the winning shows to produce. 

AACT works with the producing theatres to compile a festival calendar and a promotional plan, including social media, to encourage attendance at the productions and consideration of the winning plays for production by other theatres.

The theatre that produces a new play often contributes to the future development of the piece. It illustrates to the playwright what works or doesn’t work. The interpretations of the director and the actors may reveal insights into the work that even the playwright didn’t know were there. A first production allows the playwright to discover what needs to be rewritten to make it more effective. 

Producing a new play is an exciting process. Think seriously about participating in AACT NewPlayFest as a producing theatre, a playwright, or a reviewer in the years to come. 

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