Participation and Entry in The NVTA Festival (2012)

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 2012. 

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 2012 NVTA 30th One-Act Play Festival are provided here in MS-Word format.

Due dates are as follows:

  • March 27 – Electronic submission of Entry Form
  • April 10 – Hard copy of Entry Form and $50 entry fee/production
  • April 10 – Play Notification
  • May 6 – Program Information
  • May 18 – Production Requirements Form

The festival will be held the 3rd and 4th weekends in June 2012: June 15, 16, 22, 23 with the awards ceremony on June 24th. In addition to evening performances, there may be matinees on either Saturday depending on the number of entries received.