The culmination of our playwriting competition is when we present a fully realized production of a selected, full length play written by a BIPOC artist. The playwright will have some control in collaboration with the producing company over the selection of a director. This play will be selected in tandem with and from submissions to Wayward Voices Reads.
The director will have reasonable creative control over the production in collaboration with the producing company and will have contact with the playwright. Performers will be selected from the company and the general public through a traditional audition process. Designers and technicians will be selected in collaboration with the producing company.
A full production of the selected play will be presented with 2-4 performances over a weekend in August.
October 15th, 2021-January 15th, 2022 Accept Play Submissions For Reads and Presents
January 15th, 2021 Select Judgement Panel
January 15th, 2022 - March 10th, 2022 Read and Rate Play Submissions
March 12th, 2022 Announcement of Selected Works
March 15th, 2022 -April 1st, 2022 Director Submissions
April 4th-6th, 2022 Director Interviews
April 8th, 2022 Director Selection
May 1, 2021 Working Script Due for pre-production
May-July 2022 Pre-production for director, technicians, and designers
July 5th-7th, 2022 Open auditions and callbacks
July 11th, 2022 Finalize Cast
July 18th, 2022 Working Script 2 must be delivered to the company, no structural changes allowed after this date
July 25th, 2022 Company Meeting and First Rehearsal
July 25th, 2022 - August 20th, 2022 Monday-Thursday and Saturday Rehearsals
August 13th, 2022 Final Draft Script 3 delivered to Actors and Directors
August 22nd, 2022-August 25th Technical Rehearsal
August 26th-28th, 2022 Performance