Submission Guidelines

We are now accepting submissions for our sixth annual #HamilTEN Festival. HamilTEN 2018 will take place April 27, 28 & 29 at Hamilton’s Staircase Theatre. Submissions are due on January 8th, 2018.

HamilTEN 2018 Script Submissions Are Due January 8, 2018

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General Guidelines

  • Each playwright and/or director may submit only one script – send us your best!
  • We are looking for short plays that run no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Scripts should contain no more than four characters.
  • Musicals, children’s shows, and any unsolicited longer one-act or full-length plays will not be accepted.

Title Page

  • The title page should include the playwright’s name, the character list and a brief synopsis of the play.
  • The title page must also include the company’s contact name (if different from playwright), address, phone number and email address.

Tech Requirements

  • Technical requirements should be simple. We are interested in your stories, not your special effects.
  • A theatre technician will be provided by HamilTEN to operate your sound and lighting cues for your tech rehearsal and performance dates.

Set Requirements

  • Set requirements must be minimal.
  • HamilTEN will provide two chairs and one small table to be used as set pieces, if required.

Compensation

  • Companies are not offered any financial compensation for their involvement in HamilTEN.
  • The festival does have an Audience Choice Award which is determined by a ballot vote.
  • HamilTEN is a non-Equity venture and has no association with the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

How to Submit

  • Please send your script and title page in a .DOC or .PDF format to hamiltenfestival [at] gmail.com.
  • We look forward to reading your work!

General Guidelines

  • Each playwright and/or director may submit only one script – send us your best!
  • We are looking for short plays that run no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Scripts should contain no more than four characters.
  • Musicals, children’s shows, and any unsolicited longer one-act or full-length plays will not be accepted.

Set Requirements

  • Set requirements must be minimal.
  • HamilTEN will provide two chairs and one small table to be used as set pieces, if required.

Title Page

  • The title page should include the playwright’s name, the character list and a brief synopsis of the play.
  • The title page must also include the company’s contact name (if different from playwright), address, phone number and email address.

Compensation

  • Companies are not offered any financial compensation for their involvement in HamilTEN.
  • The festival does have an Audience Choice Award which is determined by a ballot vote.
  • HamilTEN is a non-Equity venture and has no association with the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.

Tech Requirements

  • Technical requirements should be simple. We are interested in your stories, not your special effects.
  • A theatre technician will be provided by HamilTEN to operate your sound and lighting cues for your tech rehearsal and performance dates.

How to Submit

  • Please send your script and title page in a .DOC or .PDF format to hamiltenfestival [at] gmail.com.
  • We look forward to reading your work!

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