The Renegade Theatre Festival, held in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking new plays for our annual festival held in August. Going into its 11th year, Renegade is a free, completely volunteer festival that gives theaters and independent producer/writer/directors an opportunity to present works that they might not normally stage. This summer marks the seventh year of the festival featuring new, original works – Renegade N.O.W.!
We are now accepting plays in two separate categories. We will be accepting new, original works that meet the following guidelines:
New Plays #1: Plays should be no longer than 90 minutes in length. Have never been produced. Can be any style/genre.
New Plays #2: Plays written on the theme: ___________ ruined my life. Are not longer than 15 minutes in length. Have a cast of no more than three characters. Have never been produced. Can be any style/genre. Can be fully produced using minimal setting/props/costumes.
The deadline for new play submissions is May 15th, 2016. Plays should be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org All scripts should be submitted electronically. Only under certain circumstances will hard copies of scripts be accepted through the mail. Please feel free to email me with any questions at the above email address.
Please include your name, address, phone and email address with your submission. Playwrights should also include a brief synopsis of their play that can be used in promotional material as well as a short bio. Playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by late June.
Selected plays will be seen by as many as 2,000 festival goers as well as professional, community and educational theatre representatives. Highlights from previous festivals have included performances of comedy, drama, musicals, children’s theatre, performance art, readings of new works by local playwrights, spoken word and improvisation.
Winning selections presented at the 2015 Renegade N.O.W were: Final Selections Category #1: * Old Man in a Big Car by Deb Lacusta (Winner of the 2015 Renegade NOW) * Enduring Loves by Zan Skolnick * The Fifth Play OR An Intern’s Vainglorious Recounting of His Year in the PublicSchools by Andrew Catterall * Fortunes by Deb Lacusta and Dan Castellenta
Final Selections Category #2 15 minute plays on the Theme: Courage and/or Heroism: * New Folks by Terry Palczewski * The Foodof Love by Dennis Sook * Gonzo by Nancy Kammer * Old Women by Oralya Garza Ueberroth