THE 28TH ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2021
THE BLANK THEATRE
Producers: Daniel Henning & Bree Pavey
Associate Producer: Annie McGrath
Casting Directors: Erica S. Bream & Cara Chute Rosenbaum
Venue: Vimeo and Patreon!
Rehearsals Begin: o/a May 17, 2021 (Rehearsals for each piece run approx 2 weeks in a staggered schedule ending o/a June 25, 2021)
Run: Each Play will stream for one week between June 3 and July 1 then the full festival will migrate to our Patreon channel.
Pay: $100 Expense Reimbursement
Contract: SAG/AFTRA Short Project Agreement
**EACH PLAY REQUIRES TWO WEEKS OF ZOOM BASED REHEARSAL FROM HOME THEN WILL BE RECORDED AND EDITED BEFORE STREAMING. ACTORS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL RUN OF DATES, BUT SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH AVAILABILITY FOR 2 1/2 WEEKS OF COMMITMENT (OR MORE.)
Please submit the following SELF-TAPE to be considered for this year’s Festival:
Choose a 1-2 minute monologue (you pick! Any monologue, genre, era, medium,) and film it as a self-taped audition. Please include a SLATE (at the beginning OR end of your scene) stating your NAME, LOCATION, THE PROJECT and ROLE that your piece is from. Please slate AS YOURSELF (not in character.)
Video Technical Specs
-Please frame yourself from your mid-section to just above your head (you can move around in the frame but we need to see your face.)
-Please make sure you are well lit and that your sound is clear and in sync
-Please tape in front of a PLAIN backdrop (doesn’t matter the color–just as plain as possible so we can see YOU!)
-You may use your device (phone, tablet, computer) to record your audition if you don’t have a camera. Please just make sure you turn your device so it is in the LANDSCAPE position.
-Please email your tape as a STREAMABLE LINK (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Please do not send a WeTransfer or other downloadable version. We’d like to be able to stream without downloading.
-In the text of the email, please again state your NAME, LOCATION, THE PROJECT and ROLE that your piece is from and your AVAILABILITY for the months of JULY AND AUGUST (day jobs or things that are immovable.)
Thank you, again, for submitting to this year’s Young Playwrights Festival!
PLEASE READ THIS…
A NOTE FROM FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DANIEL HENNING:
Thank you for coming in for The 29th Annual Young Playwrights Festival! In this difficult time, we are pleased to have the opportunity to keep creating and to support young artists finding their voice. Now more than ever, we believe we are truly embarking on creating The Future of Theatre.
This year, we are casting 12 different plays by writers under the age of 19 from all across the country. These plays are written by extremely talented kids and will be directed by industry professionals with experience at all levels of theatre, film and TV.
We have always presented a professional Festival, produced and created by people of immense talent. And though this year will be quite different adjusting to a digital format, we are committed to maintaining the high standard we’ve set for the last 29 years!
There are roughly 40 roles to be cast, so the breakdowns are generalized.
Our best piece of advice to you is HAVE FUN!!!
Thank you so much for your time and talent!
We are greatly appreciative.
Auditions will be reviewed as self tapes sent in as instructed above.
Rehearsals and performance will take place remotely with everyone working from home on Zoom. You do NOT need a “pro” Zoom account. The Blank will host all zoom meetings and participants will be able to take part with a Basic (free) zoom account.