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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

West Virginia: Words and Music Call for Submissions from Writers, Playwrights and Songwriters


West Virginia: Words and Music will present a series of monologues and songs written by West Virginia playwrights and writers depicting a host of different fictional characters: men, women, and children from all over the mountain state. Submissions from all WV writers are welcome; we ask that entries be limited to a maximum of three monologues per writer and about 2-4 minutes in length. Monologues selected will be intermingled with music (some originally written for the production and others that are West Virginia standards). We hope to have a diverse set of monologues; some dramatic; some funny. We hope that some of the stories will challenge perceptions and stereotypes; others could be commentaries on life in the mountain state: past, present and future.

We envision a modern-day equivalent of Edgar Lee Masters’ classic play, Spoon River Anthology, in a style reminiscent of contemporary playwrights such as Jane Martin (Talking With), Moises Kaufman & the Tectonic Theatre Project (The Laramie Project) and Blank & Jensen (The Exonerated).

Writers are asked to send their submissions along with a completed submission/release form to:

David Wohl, Artistic Director
Charleston Stage Company
123 Summers Street
Charleston, WV 25301

Songwriters should submit CD’s of their songs (maximum length: 5 minutes) along with a lyric sheet to the same address.

Writers and contributors will be notified by December 1st, 2008