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Last Frontier Theatre Conference

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Deadline: November 25, 2021
Award(s) Offered: Reading, Conference
Accepts Submissions of: Plays /
Does NOT Accept Submissions of: Musicals / Radio/Film/TV material /

Website: http://www.theatreconference.org/play-lab/play-submissions/

Description:

The week-long Last Frontier Theatre Conference is held every summer in Valdez, Alaska. It draws a majority of its participants from Alaska, but each year there are also attendees from the rest of the country and beyond.

The Play Lab, started in 1995, features developmental readings of scripts from 20 minutes to 2 hours in length. Actors are sent scripts a month prior to the Conference. The readings receive one rehearsal the day before their performance, with the playwright acting as the director. The readings are then responded to by a three-person panel, and the audience gives their feedback as well. Additionally, authors have a private meeting with one of their panelists to further discuss the script.

Currently the Lab presents readings of 50-60 plays per year. Panelists include nationally acknowledged playwrights, director, designers, and dramaturgs, as well as some of the leading figures in Alaska’s theatre




Comments from NMI Staff:

Submissions for the 2020 Play Lab are now only being accepted from past participants and Alaskans.



CONTACT NAME: Dawson Moore
CONTACT EMAIL: dmoore@pwscc.edu
CONTACT ADDRESS:
        Last Frontier Theatre Conference
        Dawson Moore
        Box 87
        Valdez, AK 99686
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