Participation and Entry in The NVTA Festival (2011)

Please remember that just like last year, if you submit 2 plays, you can submit 2 published plays instead of 1 published and 1 original. Minimum running time, inclusive of curtain call if you have one, is 20 minutes. Maximum running time, inclusive of curtain call if you have one, is 60 minutes. We will again be doing open adjudication this year, so everyone can listen to the judge’s comments. 

There will be a technial meeting held at the James Lee Center no later than third week in May so each production can become familiar with the performing space and discuss any administrative questions you have. Please note, while each show only performs once, anyone participating in the festival must be prepared to perform on ANY of the 4 performance dates. In order to create a balanced program, we cannot accept special requests. The main criteria used to determine the sequence of performances are: running time and content of the show. The schedule will be finalized in mid May 2011. 

You will have one 50 minute technical rehearsal when you can set you light and sound cues and spike your set. That technical rehearsal will occur the same week as your performance on a date that will be provided to you in mid May once the performance schedule is finalized.

For your information, the forms for the 2011 NVTA 29th One-Act Play Festival are provided here in MS-Word format.

Due dates are as follows:

  • March 6 – electronic submission of Entry Form 
  • March 13 – hard copy of Entry Form and $50 entry fee/production 
  • March 18 – Play Notification
  • May 6 – Program Information
  • May 20 – Production Requirements Form

The festival will be held the 3rd and 4th weekends in June 2011: June 17, 18, 24, 25 with the awards ceremony on June 26th. In addition to evening performances, there may be matinees on either Saturday depending on the number of entries received.