Artemisia is now accepting submissions from playwrights who are represented by an agent or reside in the greater Chicago area to be considered for Fall Festival 2019. Our annual fall festival will change somewhat this year, but will feature three to four full-length, women-empowering plays discovered through a passionate search by our artistic staff. Each play is read only once and followed by a dedicated audience discussion focused by two questions – Does the Play Empower Women? Does the Play challenge you to see women in a new light? Artemisia’s Artistic Director chooses a play from the festival to undergo an exciting development process that celebrates the playwright’s unique feminist voice and engages our audience directly in workshops and discussion, leading to a premiere production in Chicago. There is no fee to submit and complete submission guidelines can be found at ARTEMISIATHEATRE.ORG. The deadline to receive submissions is January 15, 2019.
Submit a professional resume, a one-page synopsis of the play, the first ten pages of the play and the play’s production history as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with Fall Festival Submission in the subject line. Please allow 12 weeks for your submission to be processed. You will be contacted if Artemisia wishes to read the full play.
Artemisia produces plays that empower women and challenge the audience to see women in a new light. Storytelling that is bold and fiercely feminine is Artemisia’s trademark. Please only submit if the play features a leading female character actively engaged in the story’s action and catharsis whose journey is characterized by empowerment rather than victimization. Visit ARTEMISIATHEATRE.ORG to learn more about our dedication to feminist plays.
Artemisia is Chicago’s premiere theatre for the development and production of remarkable new feminist plays. Artemisia gives playwrights career-altering opportunities and engages the audience directly in the development of groundbreaking feminist theatre that culminates in a one-of-a-kind production in Chicago.
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