capital-rep.JPGDeadline is May 30 Albany, N.Y. - Next Act! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre's commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley's explosive growth in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect Capital Rep's mission "to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community." Next Act! takes place November 2-4, 2013 and will feature readings of two plays; one musical; and special events throughout the weekend. Capital Rep is particularly interested in scripts that showcase world events as they impact the individual and society, highlighting the common threads that bind the American culture together in a world that is defined more and more by diversity. The theatre will give preference to character-driven scripts that showcase technology's impact on humanity. Capital Rep is accepting plays and musicals, comedic and dramatic. Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse plays are welcome. Scripts that allow for creative execution within the intimate atmosphere of Capital Rep's thrust stage are particularly welcome. (There is no limit on subject matter, however, please do not submit plays about the theatre. Adaptations of literature are welcome.) Eligible plays cannot have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than seven characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.) Eligible musicals cannot have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than six characters. Accompaniment must be able to be provided by a pianist for the reading. Agent and non-agent submissions accepted. Submission Deadline: END OF DAY - Thursday, May 30, 2013. Plays: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions and the first 10 pages of their play. Musicals: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions, one sample scene and 3 songs (demos are acceptable). Music may be sent via CD or electronically. All playwrights should include a photo, resume and bio. Email submissions to Margaret Hall, Assistant to the Artistic Director, at mhall@capitalrep.org with NEXT ACT! SUBMISSION in the subject line. A small stipend and limited travel allowance available for selected playwrights.

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Contact: Michael Eck II Broadway Public Relations Liaison Proctors & Capital Repertory Theatre meck@proctors.org 518.382.3884, ext. 181