WE'RE PLAYING IN THE STACKS!
The Friends of the Chappaqua Library are looking for original ten-minute comedies about libraries for an evening of staged readings in October.
Anyone from anywhere may submit a play -- it's a national call. Local writers are welcome! Eight top plays will be selected over the summer by a readers' panel.
Winning plays will be performed in staged reading format in October 2014 in the Chappaqua Library Theatre. Actors from local theatre groups will be cast, rehearsed and will perform on-book.
Send us your original ten-minute comedies, either:
-- Set in a library (type of library is up to you)
-- About a library
-- About or featuring a librarian or librarians
-- Featuring, or about, or reinterpreting, or otherwise relating to a book that will be familiar to most audiences. Adaptations must be clearly parody or in the public domain.
-- Plays that creatively twist cliches related to libraries, or puns related to libraries
-- Plays that dare to take on the Dewey Decimal system
Playwrights whose work is chosen for the festival will receive a $5 honorarium. The audience will vote on their favorite play, and one lucky playwright will win bragging rights to the Audience Choice Award.
For details, email the Friends or check out the full rules at:
Over the summer, we'll organize relaxed, fun reading circles (you don't have to be a performer) where we read the top contenders outloud to each other and try to narrow down to the winning eight. Watch the Library calendar and the Friends website for updates.
ACTORS WANTED - a call for performers will go out in late summer 2014.
AUDIENCE WANTED - We need your support to make this evening a merry success! Put October 18th in your calendar, and stay tuned for details.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library, to fund dozens of adult, teen and children's programs available to any resident of Westchester County, as well as to provide special acquisitions not covered by the library's budget, all available to any member of the Westchester Library System.