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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Greenbrier Valley Theatre's New Voices Play Festival Accepting Submissions

Greenbrier Valley Theater is now accepting submissions for the third annual “New Voices” Short Play Festival. The winning plays are given a public performance in GVT’s Festival of Community Plays in January/February 2011. This is an opportunity for local playwrights to have their work produced. A panel of professional theatre artists judges the pieces and winners are chosen in early December.

Submissions are welcome from anyone, but local playwrights in the Greenbrier Valley are especially encouraged to participate. Entries should be 10 to12 minutes in length (longer plays will be disqualified) and include between no more than five characters. Plays should be appropriate for all ages (with minimal offensive material) and should be written to be played by adult actors (15 and up.) There is no official theme for the plays. Musicals may be considered depending on available production staff. Due to the nature of the festival and production restrictions, plays with single unit sets will be given priority.

Entries must be received by GVT no later than December 1, 2010. The public festival performance dates are to be announced at a later date. Please email submissions to Kurtis Donnelly, (prefered) or mail them to PO Box 494, Lewisburg, WV 24901. Please do not submit an original copy of your play, as copies will not be returned.

By submitting a play to the “New Voices” Festival, you grant GVT the rights to perform your play at the festival in January/February 2011, if chosen. The number of winners selected to be performed will vary on the length of the selected shows. Anywhere from 4-7 may be chosen for performance. If an inadequate number of entries are received, GVT reserves the right to not select any play for performance.

For complete details visit or contact Kurtis Donnelly at 645-3838 or