Local Actors Guild of Saratoga Seeks Submissions for New Play Festival

Second Annual New Play Festival Call for Entries

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga is proud to announce their 2nd Annual
New Play Festival. We will be choosing two plays from local playwrights for
our October Festival (Oct 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29) at the Saratoga Arts
Center. Your play will have two showings over two weekends.

*Submissions due by July 1st 2017!*

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga is committed to supporting emerging and
regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Through our
Play Festival script competition, The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga offers
developmental opportunities to two (or possibly three) local playwrights.
We provide playwrights with an encouraging and focused environment in which
they can develop their work.

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga’s productions offer playwrights the
chance to see their work fully realized on stage. We hope, however, that
the plays developed at The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga will go on to
subsequent productions throughout the country. Because of this, playwrights
whose scripts we produce retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their

We are searching for commercially viable comedies and dramas with
innovative storytelling that deal with important social issues. We accept
only previously unproduced 2 act comedies and dramas with a running time of
one hour and thirty minutes to two hours. At this time we do not accept
musicals, one acts or plays for youth.

Plays that can be effectively cast within our market will be considered

Please include a cover letter with the following information:

– A brief bio (please be assured that past professional experience is not

– Full contact information, including phone number and email address.

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga will provide playwrights with the
highest quality actors and directors. If a playwright has a specific
director in mind for their production a resume must be submitted with your

Playwrights are encouraged to submit plays that require minimal technical
elements and minimal set pieces.

*There is no submission fee.*

The plays will be read by a panel of actors & playwrights. However, the
following will be rejected:

1. Screenplays or teleplays submitted as theatrical plays

2. Obvious first drafts

3. Plays with typos and spelling errors

4. Plays that require costly design elements

If you are wondering if your play is a good match for The Local Actors
Guild of Saratoga or if you have any questions about the festival, please
do not hesitate to send an inquiry to localactorsguild@gmail.com

*Scripts must meet the following criteria:*

– Script legibly typed in a standard 8?” x 11″ play format margins: 1.5″
left, 1″ right, top and bottom page numbers in upper right corner 12 point
font, either Courier New or Times New Roman

– Brief synopsis of play (200 word maximum) and cast list with character
breakdown and the complete casting requirements (limited to 8 actors).
Plays that utilize double (or triple or quadruple?) casting should use this
technique for a dramaturgical reason. Double casting should not be an
attempt to make a play with a large cast fit the guidelines.

– Script (please indicate “Fin” or “End” on the last page)

– Via e-mail: PDF of script – localactorsguild@gmail.com

– Hard copy of script (1 copy), synopsis & character breakdown need to be
mailed to:

The Local Actors Guild of Saratoga
8 Steeple Chase West
Grand Ave

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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