If you’ve ever dreamed of witnessing actors perform your play onstage, Zoetic Stage could give you your first big break.
Specifically, the Miami-based company is seeking never-produced, full-length plays for a festival series of workshopped new work. And Zoetic Stage might fully produce your piece as part of its programming.
A panel of seven theater professionals from around the country will evaluate submissions. Three finalists will have their pieces workshopped and presented as staged readings during the Zoetic Stage Finstrom Festival. It will take place over a three-week period during late Spring or early Summer 2021. Based on COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, the event will take place at the Adrienne Arsht Center or presented virtually on social media.
“We encourage diversity in playwrighting styles, voices, and perspectives,” an announcement reads. “There are no restrictions on subject matter.” However, Zoetic Stage will not accept musicals for the festival.
Full-time Florida resident playwrights may submit plays directly (company officials might request proof of residency). Meanwhile, an agent must represent playwrights outside of Florid. There is a limit of one submission for each playwright. And there is no submission fee.
You have until Feb. 1 to submit your piece. At the time, Zoetic Stage can only consider the first 100 submissions.
In a single email to email@example.com, send one pdf copy of the play. It should include the play’s title, your name, address, email, phone number, and, if applicable, agent information. In the subject line, type “Festival Submission — (Insert your name here).”
The Finstrom Festival of New Work’s namesake is late South Florida playwright and arts patron Tony Finstrom. He was a long-time Carbonell Award judge and founder of the Silver Palm Awards. In addition, he received numerous honors. Finstrom died in December 2018.
Aaron Krause writes about theater and the arts.