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After four successful years, the Eclectic Company Theatre is expanding its annual Hurricane Season playwrighting competition. In this 5th competition we will be selecting 12 contemporary, unpublished one-act plays to produce in the summer of 2008. At the end of each program, the audience will cast their votes and rank their favorite plays. This will be followed with an additional three weekends restaging the best plays of the series as determined by audience voting.

How to Enter
Mail two (2) paper copies of your script accompanied by a cover letter that includes name, address, phone number, e-mail, and source* along with a check payable to The Eclectic Company Theatre.  At this time, only snail mail submissions will be accepted.

Send submissions to:

Include a $10 processing fee with each submitted script postmarked on or before FEBRUARY 15, 2008.
Plays received with postmarks after February 15th must include a processing fee of $15.

Submit no more than two (2) scripts.

Scripts will not be returned.

Submissions must be postmarked by March 15, 2008 for consideration in the 2008 Festival. Entries for 2009 festival will be accepted in late 2008.

The Eclectic Company Theatre’s Hurricane Season Playwriting Festival is open to anyone, although submissions must be in English.

Scripts must be previously unpublished.

Scripts must not have been previously produced in California.  Prior productions in other states or countries is OK. 
'Produced' is defined as any production, reading, or staging for a paying audience.

The running time of the play should be 15-35 minutes.

One-person shows will not be considered.

Plays should be able to fit into a black-box theatre using minimal set pieces.

To ensure anonymity during the reading process, no personal information should appear anywhere on the submitted script.
Personal information should be included only on the cover letter, including name, address, phone, and e-mail address.

While all reasonable care will be taken,
The Eclectic Company Theatre does not accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, submitted scripts.

Authors must guarantee that they have sole rights to all matter contained within the script.

Scripts submitted in prior years are not eligible.

By submitting a piece for consideration to the festival, the playwright agrees that
The Eclectic Company Theatre may produce the script during the Hurricane Season festival. Furthermore, the playwright agrees to waive any royalty for the production of the piece in the festival.

The committee's decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results can be entered into.

Cash Prizes
Of the 12 plays selected to be part of the 5th Annual
Hurricane Season
     (6) $75 prizes will be awarded to semi-finalists restaged in the 5th or 6th weekend.
     (3) $125 prizes (in addition to other winnings) will be awarded to finalists restaged in the 7th weekend.
     (1) $500 prize (in addition to other winnings) will be awarded as determined by audience voting of the 7th weekend.

*SPECIAL REQUEST: Please advise on your title page how you first came to hear about this contest/festival. This request comes from our efforts to track the best sources for soliciting general playwright submissions.
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Weekend One:  July 11-13
Gun Play - Kurt McGinnis Brown
Fish: A Love Story - Evan Lai
Sally Spectre - David P. Johnson

Weekend Two:  July 18-20
Preposterous - Jason Britt
Break - J. Stephen Brantley
Street Theatre : A Chance Encounter - Walter Thinnes

Weekend Three:  July 25-27
Ewe Gotta Have Friends - Norman R. Brillant
Libraries are Exciting Places - Anthony Arnold
Show of Affection - Laurence Klavan

Weekend Four:  August 1-3
Attention Def...Hey, Look A Dog! - Daniel Damiano
Flawless - Janice Eurgubian
Breaking News - Matt M. Smith

Weekend Five:  August 8-10
Preposterous (Wild Card)
Break (Week 2 Winner)
Sally Spectre (Week 1 Winner)

Weekend Six:  August 15-17
Libraries are Exciting Places (Wild Card)
Flawess (Week 4 Winner)
Ewe Gotta Have Friends (Week 3 Winner)

Weekend Seven:  August 22-24
Break (Week 2 Winner)
Sally Spectre (Week 5 Winner)
Ewe Gotta Have Friends (Week 6 Winner)

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