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Monday, October 18, 2010


News Release For Further Information, Contact:
For Immediate Release President Donna Runt (740) 937-2208
Executive Director Andrew Pelegreen III (740) 937-2629

The Hope Players are inviting local writers to submit original one-act plays for their second annual evening of one-acts, to be presented in February, 2011. According to Hope Players executive director Andrew Pelegreen III, “As with last year, we are seeking plays of any type or genre, about 30 minutes in length, that are suitable for a family audience.”
“Plays submitted must be unproduced by any theatre group,” Pelegreen said. “The play can be a little shorter or longer than 30 minutes, but it must have a solid plot and characters with whom an audience can identify,” he added. “The characters can be any age, but the plot and dialogue must be family-friendly,” he explained.
Pelegreen said that submissions must be type-written in standard script format. They are to be sent to the Hope Players, P.O. Box 519, Hopedale, OH 43976. Entrants who wish to have their submissions returned must enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Submissions must be postmarked by November 1, 2010.
Pelegreen noted that entrants whose plays are chosen for production will be given the opportunity to work with the director assigned to their show, and may be asked to make minor revisions before production. The rehearsal and performance schedules will be announced at a later date.
“We’ll only do an evening of one-acts if we get enough quality plays for a solid evening of entertainment,” Pelegreen said. “That’s why we’re calling on all area writers to submit their best unproduced, short plays. We want our audiences to see the high quality of writing talent we have right here in the Ohio Valley,” he added.