*NEW DEADLINE: 2018 INNER VOICES – Call for Scripts


New Deadline:  11:59 pm on March 15th, 2018

Email Entries to: ivsitcall2018@mx.uillinois.edu

Now accepting submissions for its Spring 2018 National Call for Scripts!

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre is sponsored by the Counseling Center and co-sponsored by Illinois Theatre at the University of Illinois.

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre addresses complex, timely and often difficult social issues that connect deeply to the university communities and beyond, through performances followed by post-performance audience dialogues. Recognizing the event of live theatre as a rare and non-trivial dynamic juncture in a social space occupied not only by people but also by possibility, INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre commits itself to the cultivation of this social space for rich civic dialogue vital to the wellness of community. With an eye on civic engagement and social justice, INNER VOICES concerns itself with where and how change might be made.

The 2018 Call for Scripts will explicitly focus on the theme of: Social Justice as Environmental Justice. 

The possible topics might include such things as food deserts, environmental hazards, recycling, sustainable architecture, water and energy issues, and the impact of these on mental health and well being, etc.

This call for script is initiated by INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre, and supported by Student Sustainability Committee at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

An award will be given to those playwrights whose scripts comply with the guidelines and are selected. Decisions of the panelists shall be final.

We are looking for scripts in two categories:

  1. Ten-Minute play: up to six will be selected, $700.00 will be awarded per selected winning script
  2. Forty-Minute play: up to three will be selected, $1,500.00 will be awarded per selected winning script

For further information see Play Submission Guidelines (CFS 2018 Guidelines & Submission Form) and Submission Form (CFS 2018 – Application Form)

For more information, click here.

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