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CALL FOR PLAYS - Spring 2014
Centenary Stage Company
Women Playwrights Series (WPS) ~ Susan Glaspell Contest

The deadline for WPS Spring 2013 has closed. 

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 WPS season, with a deadline of:
   * General:   Nov 4 , 2013
   * Agent and Membership Submissions:  Jan 2, 2014

The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2014 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and the 2014 Susan Glaspell Contest.

Susan Glaspel

Now in its 21st year, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season three new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place in a brief rehearsal period, over a period of a approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear and adapt their work with other professionals. The process culminates in a presentation of the work for the public as part of the Series giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.
Playwrights selected for the workshop process will receive a $200 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing are available for one playwright each season.

The 2014 Susan Glaspell Contest:
One play from the WPS Festival will be selected by a panel of judges as the winner, to be featured in a subsequent CSC main-stage season as a full production, with an additional award of $1500 to the playwright.

Guidelines for WPS Susan Glaspell Contest:

  • Submit Full-length play, no more than ONE production.
    (If play has had one production, please include information in your cover letter about the company, # of performances, and contract, if applicable)
  • Please include 1 letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or professor/instructor familiar with your work.
  • Note: we are rarely able to consider work with over 7 cast members.
  • Call CSC for more details (908 979-0900)

Send to:

Attn: Catherine Rust, Prog. Dir
Centenary Stage Co. WPS
400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

About Women Playwrights Series (WPS)
Women Playwrights Series 2011

Past alumni of the CSC WPS include:
Aoise Stratford
Bekah Brunstetter
Michelle Carter (PenUSA Award for Drama)
Eugenie Chan
Merri Biechler
Caridad Svitch
Neena Beber
Heather McCutchen
Deborah Brevoort
Wendy Hammond
Christina De Lancie
Darrah Cloud
Allison Moore
Colin Denby Swanson
Judy Sheehan
Jeanne Murray Walker (PEW fellow)
Dominique Cieri
and more

The Playwright Series at CSC is made possible through the visionary support of The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and CSC members and sponsors.

CSC is an SPT Equity Company located 50 miles west of NYC in Hackettstown, NJ
Artistic Director: Carl Wallnau
WPS Program Director: Catherine Rust




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