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Funded in part by a Yonkers Arts Initiative Grant through Arts Westchester.

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Michael Edan's "A Red Bloom in Winter" was selected for our 2019-20 ACT Presents...Original Works Staged Reading program. 
The reading was staged in September, 2021.

We will be seeking submissions to the 2021-22 ACT Presents...Original Works Staged Reading program in spring, 2022. 
Program details will be available in January, 2022.

The 2019-2020 Original Works Staged Reading Program is described below.

Actors Conservatory Theatre seeks original plays written by local authors.  Plays must be full-length, drama or comedy.  Plays must be unpublished and unproduced, and must have no option or production contract in place at the time of submission.  All works will be blind juried.  Submissions must be original work, written by the submitting author.  Playwright must own all rights pertaining to the submission.  Limit one submission per author.

Submission deadline:  Friday, November 8, 11:59 pm (email timestamp)


Notification date:  March 1, 2020


Production period:  May, 2020


Staged Reading:  Early June, 2020 (exact dates TBD)


Production Details:

ACT’s artistic staff will cast, direct and produce the staged reading.  While the writer holds the rights to the material, ACT will be responsible for the production.  A talkback session with the audience will follow the staged reading.


Submission Format:

Electronic submissions should be in pdf format.  Each of the following should be sent as a separate document:


- Cover sheet: with playwright’s name, snail mail address, email address, phone number, title of the play, and a brief description of playwriting experience to date.  Document should be titled FirstAndLastName_Coversheet.  (E.g., JaneSmith_Coversheet)


- Play: with a title page that contains the title, character breakdown, and a short synopsis.  All subsequent pages should have the title of the play at the top of each page.  Pages should be numbered.  The play should contain no reference to the name of the playwright.  Document should be titled FirstAndLastName_PlayTitle. (E.g., JaneSmith_MyPlay)


How to Submit:

Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  Email documents to with the subject line “Staged Reading Entry.”





Additional Information:


Will the author receive an honorarium?...Yes ($750)

Will feedback or written critiques be offered?...No

Will short plays be accepted?...No; only full-length plays will be considered.

What do you mean by "local" authors?...We are seeking material from authors in Yonkers and surrounding nearby communities.


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