Announcing the 2018 Austin Latino New Play Festival

Teatro Vivo Now Accepting Entries for the ALNPF

AUSTIN, Texas – Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce a call for entries for the annual Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF), presented in collaboration with ScriptWorks, to run April 19-21, 2018. Playwrights are invited to submit original scripts that provide a glimpse of the Latino community.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 15, 2017 by 11:59 PM. Four scripts will be selected for presentation at the festival, including one student piece and one theatre-for-youth piece. Selected plays will be announced in mid-January.

Eligible plays must be original, full-length works with a minimum 60-minute run time and a max of 10 roles. Additionally, plays must align with the Teatro Vivo mission statement, be focused on Latino/a lives, and must not have been produced before the ALNPF or scheduled for production during 2018. Preference will be given to plays that utilize both English and Spanish.

Now in its eighth year, the ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original work. The festival brings each playwright together with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring their play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience. Additionally, the selected works will receive a preliminary reading in March to give playwrights an opportunity to revise their work before rehearsals begin in April.

Playwrights of the selected pieces will collaborate with a dramaturg and director chosen by Teatro Vivo. Playwrights will be available to attend the preliminary reading of their play in March, the festival reading in April, and participate in a facilitated talk back with the audience immediately following the reading. The Austin Latino New Play Festival will take place at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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