**UPDATE ON 2018 SUBMISSIONS**: Renegade is only accepting 250 play submissions for 2018. We've currently received 250 plays and Renegade has now closed the system and will not accept any more. Finalists will be announced in June. as of March 25
New Original Works For RENEGADE 2018!
The Renegade Theatre Festival, held in Lansing, Michigan, seeks new plays for our annual festival held in August. Going into its 13th year in the festival-rich Old Town district, 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 ninth year of the festival featuring new, originalworks – Renegade N.O.W.!
Plays were accepted in three separate categories:
New Plays #1: Plays should be no longer than 60 minutes in length. May have been produced as a staged reading or in workshop, but not as a fully produced production. Can be any style/genre.
New Plays #2: Plays written on the theme: AWKWARD ENCOUNTERS Are not longer than 10 minutes in length. Have a cast of no more than three characters. May have been produced as a staged reading or in workshop, but not as a fully produced production. Can be any style/genre. Can be fully produced using minimal setting/props/costumes.
New Plays #3: Plays written for a children’s audience. Should be no longer than 30 minutes in length. Have a cast of no more than four characters.
Selected plays will be seen by as many as 2,000 festival goers as well as professional, community and educational theatre representatives. In previous years, the festival has included a variety of performances by local and mid-Michigan theatres and artists. This year, we are focusing all of our energies on new plays! We hope to foster and build this festival in celebration of playwrights and new work. We’re very excited for this next stage in growing our festival.