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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Playwright Opportunity for Queer Theatre


Not too much to say today. I do want to quickly pitch a project that an old friend is producing in Michigan. It's a bit of a ways out, but I know the producer (Michael Carnow) to be extremely competent, talented and good people:

Who Wants Cake? seeks submissions for new summer Gay Play Series

FERNDALE – Who Wants Cake? is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays to be performed as part of its new Gay Play Series. As the Detroit-area's newest short play festival, the GPS Festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure.

The plays submitted should have a performance time of 30 minutes or less and deal directly with issues or characters that are identified as gay/lesbian/transgender, or contain a gay sensibility. Straight plays (no pun intended) and musicals will be considered.

From the initial submission pool, a final line-up will be chosen by a panel of judges to be performed over two weekends in July 2010. From those performed, an audience poll will be conducted to select one script that will receive a full production at The Ringwald Theatre during the 2010/2011 season.

All submissions must be delivered by hand or via post to The Ringwald Theatre, 22742 Woodward Ave. Ferndale, MI 48220.

Submission guidelines:

* The submitted script must be the script proposed for presentation, with no major alterations necessary.
* The scripts should be previously unproduced
* Please provide an approximate running time and a one sentence synopsis on your cover sheet.
* Neither fax nor email submissions will be accepted.
* Submission materials will not be returned.
* Only one entry per person will be accepted.
* The deadline for submissions is April 17.

The festival's final line-up will be announced in June. Casting and directing opportunities will be announced at a later date.

Who Wants Cake? opened the doors to its resident home, The Ringwald, in May 2007 with Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy. Quickly, The Ringwald became a mainstay of Detroit's theater community. Who Wants Cake? was named the 2008 and 2009 Best Theatre Group in Channel 4's Vote 4 The Best contest.

For more information about The Ringwald, log on to www.whowantscaketheatre.com.

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