EBE Ensemble Requests Submissions of New One-Act Plays for Fourth Annual Festival in New York

An award-winning New York based theater group seeks 3 to 6 new short plays to be fully produced in Spring 2011 as a part of their fourth annual festival, Elephants on Parade 2011.

New York, NY, May 04, 2010 --(PR.com)-- EBE Ensemble (Eric Alba, Artistic Director; Montgomery Sutton, Executive Director), is accepting submissions for their fourth annual new one-act play festival, Elephants on Parade 2011.

The Interview by Nico Vreeland, a play from last year’s Elephants on Parade, won “Best New Short Script” in the 2009 New York Innovative Theater Awards (www.nyitawards.com)­­. The 2010 festival ran at Teatro IATI in the East Village, next door to La Mama, and Michael Roderick of BroadwayWorld called the six plays “golden,” with “crisp and varied performances from a very talented group of young actors” and a “talented new batch of directors.”

Between three and six plays will be selected for the festival, which will run for two or three weeks in April 2011 in New York City. Selected playwrights will receive a small stipend, be invited to participate in an audience talkback, and be featured in an online interview series surrounding the festival.

Submission Guidelines:
- One-Act plays, less than 25 minutes in length.
- Only electronic (emailed) submissions will be accepted.
- Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays for consideration. Both plays should be attached to the same email message.
- Plays may not have received their New York premiere (though readings, workshops, non-professional school productions, or productions outside of the New York metro area are allowed).
- Plays may have no more than 6 characters, and no more than 1 character may be outside of the ages of 16-35.

In addition to the play, all submissions should include:
- Full contact information (email, phone, and mailing address) in the body of the email.
- A writing resume (any other artistic resumes may also be included) attached.
- A brief synopsis (less than 150 words) in the body of the email.
- A complete scenic and character breakdown, including ages and any special requirements, in the body of the email.
- All submissions must be received by July 31, but earlier submissions are encouraged. Selected playwrights will be notified by September 1.

To submit, please send all requested materials in PDF, DOC, or RTF format to literary@ebeensemble.com.

Submissions cannot be considered for the festival until all required materials have been received.

EBE Ensemble is dedicated to developing and presenting new and unique works of theatre. We believe that making theater accessible enhances our community and that, through an ensemble-based approach, we can better present quality theatre that strives for an emotional truth. Entering our fourth season this fall, we have produced three world-premiere full length plays, a world-premiere adaptation of one-acts by Anton Chekhov, several workshops, and created the annual “Elephants on Parade” one-act festival and “You Fill in the Blank” full-length play competition. For more information, please visit www.ebeensemble.com or email info@ebeensemble.com.

EBE Ensemble
Jonathan Wexler