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New Works Festival

The submission period is now open. The first 50 plays received will be considered. The submission period ends December 15, 2020 or when 50 plays have been received.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to Playwrights who are Utah residents. Playwrights may submit one entry per festival.

Submission guidelines for original plays: Plays must be in English. Copy text must be 30-100 pages in length. Entries must be formatted in play format. Copy must be in a 12 pt. standard font with 1 inch margins. All pages must be numbered. Scripts should be submitted as PDF files. Please include a cover letter which includes a brief synopsis of the play as well as a brief bio of the author. musicals, dramas, comedies, children’s plays, and adaptations are accepted.

OPPA must be granted rights to all scripts, music and materials at NO COST for the New Works! Festival. OPPA retains the first right of refusal for full production in the 2022 season (OPPA will pay playwright royalties at standard rate of other similar play/musical type for the full production during their season).

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No evaluations will be rendered for submitted entries.

Winner: Up to four finalists will be announced on March 1, 2021

Winning entries will be featured in staged productions between July 8 -24,2021

OPPA will select and provide director, cast, and minimal production needs. Playwright may attend production script reading and performances.Productions will be given a 20 hour rehearsal period. Minimal set, costume, props.

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