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POETS THEATER + YOU = NOW! +deadline extension to 10/22


What time is it? It's Poets Theater Open Call Time!!!!

Poets Theater is an annual festival in which innovative works are performed, enduring avant-garde plays showcased, and the boundaries of theater generally jostled by artists and writers in collaboration to ask questions around and negotiate the possibilities of poetics of and in performance.

This year we are, once again, happy to announce the production of new plays
 slated for January 17th & 18th, 2014, centered around the theme of THEN&NOW. 

Along with the production of archival plays (in celebration of our 40th Anniversary i.e. THEN ) we'll be selecting new work that celebrate the NOW.

Contributions could can range from brief play to improvised performance to participatory instructional pieces to cross-genre collaboration – or anything you might discover between or beyond those suggestions.

You've got 10 minutes: be astonishing!

We won’t be able to offer payment for your participation, but the experience of the festival affords communion, conversation, sometimes a little collusion and always a lot of fun. We, of course, would love to accept every proposal we receive, but sadly only have room for a limited number of performances.

The process goes like this:

1)you send us brief proposal for what you'd like to do following the guidelines below; then

2) we will review the submissions and notify you by November 1st regarding your proposal and next steps including  the deadline for the full text of the play on Devember 1st


All proposals must be submitted by October 22nd to smallpresstraffic@gmail.com and must adhere to the full guidelines. 
Proposals should reflect the constraint of the performance space, which has a limited area and minimal lighting, and minimal rehearsal access.

1. Proposals must be for performances that will not exceed 10 minutes in length. If your already-written play is longer than this, please select an exerpt. 

2. Proposals should include the following:
  a. a basic idea (with maybe some lines of dialogue);  

  b. general technical needs for the performance (music, lighting , props etc.); 

  c. number of performers; and,

  d. if you are unable to attend but would like to send in a proposal for others to perform on your behalf, a suggestion for a director/performers.

 3.  IF YOU ARE ABLE and WILLING, please consider sending a voluntary donation as a reading fee. This contribution will not in any way affect your acceptance into this year's production, but will very much help us to produce this year's event. Every dollar you contribute will go directly to Poets Theater production. Donations may be made via paypal to smallpresstraffic@gmail.com or by sending a check to 1111 8th Street, SF CA 94107.

We are so excited to collaborate with you! Please feel free to e-mail smallpresstraffic@gmail.com with questions! We look forward to hearing from you.

Samantha Giles

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