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Current Season

PLACES IN TIME...The 2017 SEASON  


Free Fall  
by Charles Smith

February 2-4

Grant and Monk are brothers, they took different paths out of the neighborhood. Grant became a cop and is attempting to carve a nice niche for himself and his wife Alex in a middle class suburb.  Monk, recently released from prison unexpectedly shows up at Grant and Alex's  doorstep, all three are thrust into a conforntation which forces them to explore what it means to be a family.   

  
The Old Settler
by John Henry Redwood 
April 7-9

A fifty-year- old-spinster Elizabeth Borny takes in a young male roomer, Husband  Witherspoon to help with the rent. Husband has come to Harlem from South Carolina to search for his girlfriend, Lou Bessie Preston. Also living with Elizabeth is her sister, Quilly McGrath . There is an ominous cloud of tension that hangs over the sister's relationship. This tension is futher exacerbrated when Elizabeth and Husband start dating. 
 

The Dance on Widow's Row
July 22 
by Samm-Art Williams
4 widows + 5 buried husbands + 4 eligible bachelors = 1 night to remember!

 
Seven Guitars

by August Wilson
October 13-15

Blues singer Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton is asked to sign a record deal after a song he recorded months before becomes an unexpected hit. The story begins and ends with his friends, Canwell, Vera, Red Carter, Hedley, and Louise gathered in the backyard after his funeral to reminisce about his life and misfortunes.    


THE 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION! 
October 1


The Christmas Story
A Youth Theatre Production
December 2 



                              The 2016 Star Awards


                      
Chess Brown                                           The Award Winners                               Two Trains Running cast wins BIG! 




                                                                                     
                                                   Byron Wade accepts Emerging Director's Award      


THE EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT PROJECT 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


You must be 18 years or older to enter.
The play must be unpublished, original works only.
The play must be full length, at least 90 minutes. Dramas, comedies, and farces are accepted. No adaptations or musicals.
Cast size is limited to six characters, with interesting storylines.
The play should require only a single set.
Scripts should be typewritten on standard paper size, bound with staple only and pages numbered.
Submit three copies with title only. Include unbound sheet which includes the title of the play, playwright's name, address, email, and telephone number.
Entries are accepted from January to May 1 for the September Production.  The Winner will be announced June 1.  Entries postmarked after May 1 will not be considered for the September production; but will be included in the next cycle of entries.  

 

WHAT  YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE:

The Playwright's Biography
The development/history of the play 
Character breakdown, and brief synopsis of the play.
Your complete mailing address, email address, and telephone number.
All scripts must be firmly bound. No changes or revision accepted after submissions.
No double-sided pages.
UpStage Theatre Company will not assume responsibiliity for lost or damaged scripts.
PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR SCRIPT.



MAIL YOUR SUBMISSION TO:
UpStage Theatre Company
The Emerging Playwright Project
1713 Wooddale Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

 
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