Call for playwrights 2016 playwrights in our schools utah residency



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CALL FOR PLAYWRIGHTS

2016 PLAYWRIGHTS IN OUR SCHOOLS

UTAH RESIDENCY

SPONSORED BY MAGIC SPACE ENTERTAINMENT

& THE BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA UTAH EDUCATION FUND
ELIGIBILITY

The AATE Playwriting Network is seeking an award-winning playwright for a three-day residency at a Utah high school or middle school to develop his or her own play. Interested playwrights must be registered members of AATE at the time of their application and must have received at least one of the following distinctions in playwriting for young audiences:



  • Selection for the Bonderman Symposium, New Visions/New Voices, WriteNow, or the AATE Unpublished Play Reading Project

  • Charlotte B. Chorpenning Cup for Lifetime Achievement

  • New England Theatre Association Aurand Harris Playwriting Award

  • ASSITEJ-USA (TYA-USA) Outstanding Play Citation

  • AATE Distinguished Play Award

  • KC-ACTF Theatre for Young Audiences Award

DATES


Playwright applications must be received by December 1, 2015 and applicants will be notified by December 15, 2015. The plays will be selected by three members of the AATE Playwriting Network who are either professional playwrights or have led new play development with young people. The finalists for the host teacher position will review and respond to the finalist scripts as part of the selection and matching process. The exact dates for the residency will be scheduled by mutual agreement between the playwright and the host teacher between January and May 2015. AATE prefers the residencies to take place in the month of March to coincide with Theatre In Our Schools Month. The playwright’s participation will include attending the reading and rehearsals, participating in a post-reading response, responding to student playwriting, visiting classes, and leading and/or participating in workshop sessions.
COMPENSATION & REIMBURSEMENT

  • Playwright Stipend ($250 per day for three days) $750

  • Playwright Roundtrip Airfare up to $450

  • Playwright Per Diem (meals with receipts) up to $100

  • Playwright Lodging up to $400

Interested playwrights must complete an application form and submit it by email attachment in MS Word or PDF format to john.newman@uvu.edu. The application forms are posted on the AATE Playwriting Network page, aate.com, and on the facilitator’s website: http://newmanplays.com. Applications must be received by December 1, 2015.


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THE 2015 PLAYWRIGHTS IN OUR SCHOOLS PROJECT

PLAYWRIGHT APPLICATION FOR THE UTAH RESIDENCY
The application requires a letter of recommendation from an educator who has worked with the playwright, a brief biography (less than 300 words), and a résumé. Writers who have submitted a letter of recommendation for a previous Playwrights In Our Schools project do not need to submit a new one. Writers must also submit the most current draft of a play in progress (pdf or Word) and a brief (one to two page) statement about (1) how the play has developed so far (2) where the writer sees it developing in a residency (3) how the development of the play in a three-day secondary school residency could help students understand the writing process.
NAME:

MAILING ADDRESS:

EMAIL ADDRESS:

HOME TELEPHONE:

BEST MEANS TO CONTACT:

AVAILABILITY FOR A THREE-DAY RESIDENCY BETWEEN JANUARY AND MAY 2015:

HONOR(S) RECEIVED IN PLAYWRITING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE:

(check all that apply)

____ Bonderman/Write Now Finalist ____New Visions / New Voices Selection

____ AATE Unpublished Play Readings ____ AATE Distinguished Play Award

____ New England Aurand Harris Award ____ Charlotte B. Chorpenning Cup

____ ASSITEJ-USA/TYA-USA Outstanding Play Citation

____ KC-ACTF Theatre for Young Audiences Award

Applicants must be current members of AATE at the time of their application.
CHECKLIST:

___ Brief biography (300 word maximum)

___ Résumé, including work with secondary students and young writers

___ Letter of recommendation from a theatre educator

(not required if you have applied for a previous PIOS project)

___ One copy of a current script you'd like to have workshopped (MS Word or PDF)



___ Statement of (1) how the play has developed so far (2) where you see it developing in a residency (3) how the development of the play in a three-day school residency could help students better understand the writing and rewriting process.
Please submit the above materials by email to john.newman@uvu.edu.

Application and materials must be received by December 15, 2015.

Applicants will be notified by December 15. The decision of the selection committee is final.

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