The Sixth Street Theatre's Over Our Head Players are seeking submissions for the “2010 Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival.”
“Snowdance” is open to original, unpublished 10-minute or shorter comedies for the stage. Deadline for submissions is Nov. 1. Entries may be sent to Snowdance, c/o Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403.
Winning entries will be performed by the OOHP Snowdance ensemble at Sixth Street Theatre in February 2010. At each performance, audience members can vote for their favorite comedy; the audience favorites will earn cash prizes for the playwright: $300 to "Best in Snow," and $100 to second and third place.
Rules for the Snowdance Comedy Competition, which is open to everyone without age or geographic restriction, are relatively simple: The competition is open to unpublished, 10 minute or shorter comedies free of royalty and copyright restrictions; musicals, adaptations, and translations are not eligible. One entry per playwright, postmarked by Nov. 1. The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be on the title page only. The title page should also include a cast list and a one- to three- sentence synopsis of the play. Plays can have a cast of one to five characters; plays should be easily staged, avoiding elaborate set requirements. Manuscripts should be typed and securely bound. Two copies should be submitted.
Complete rules are also available on the theatre website. Questions can be directed to Rich Smith via the box office, at (262)632-6802, or by e-mail. Scripts will not be returned.
OOHP will present Snowdance from Jan. 29 - Feb. 28, 2010. OOHP Artistic Director Rich Smith leads the Snowdance ensemble.