Friday, December 16, 2011
Early Bird Deadline Approaches for Heartland's 10-Minute Play Contest
Don't forget -- the January 1st Early Bird deadline is coming up for Heartland Theatre Company's annual 10-minute play contest. This year's theme is Playing Games, and you can read all about it here.
Basic idea: Write a 10-minute play with no more than 4 characters that somehow deals with the notion of Playing Games. If your use of the theme is strong and clear, you have a better shot at making it from Round 1 to Round 2 of judging. Twister, Risk, Angry Birds... Go for it!
And if you get your play in by January 1, you have the chance to get revisions from the judges. That's not a guarantee, by any means. Just a chance. If the judges are enthusiastic about most of your entry but feel that something small and easy to fix could make it a contender, they have the option to ask you for revisions. IF you get the play in by January 1.
Another hint: You have a better chance of advancing if you follow the official stylesheet. It tells you the judges' preferred format, which includes using Courier or Courier New 12 in Word. No more than ten pages, single-spaced, is strongly recommended.