Note: Deadline for this competition has passed.

New North American Playscripts Wanted for Reading

The North American Actors Association ( based in Great Britain is pleased to announce a call for manuscripts for its 7th annual NAAA Playreading Festival Competition. Entries selected will be rehearsed and read by professional North American actors at publicized public readings held at a prestigious West End venue in London, England in June 2007. These rehearsed readings are undertaken as showcase performances for the writer and the actors, and offer the writer the chance to have his/her work presented under professional direction and using the talents of professional actors. No remuneration will be given, although the exposure could lead to a full production or other opportunities elsewhere.

All the plays must be appropriate for a theatrical reading, so no screenplays please, and should not have been previously produced or mounted in the UK. The subject matter should deal with North American culture, and must have primarily North American casts as they will be cast from the membership of the NAAA, though the plays do not necessarily need to be set in North America. Play lengths should be approximately two hours for a full play and one hour or less for a one-act, though other running lengths will be considered. All entries must be posted to arrive no later than 2 March 2007.

Please submit two copies of the script by post only and include a covering note with your name, email address and contact telephone number(s). Although we are predominantly interested in new work, please also include if applicable a list of any readings, workshops or productions of the piece that may have already taken place. We will accept a maximum of two entries per person; no scripts will be returned, and we will not enter into correspondence. Please note that only the winners will be notified, with the list of the winning plays available on our website after the date of selection. Please note also that we will not accept entries which: are submitted by email; arrive past the deadline; include only one copy of the play; or have previously been submitted.

Entries should be mailed to:
Ms. Laurence Bouvard,
c/o NAAA, 1 De Vere
Cottages, Canning Place, London W8 5AA England.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Best wishes,

Ms. Laurence Bouvard
Chief Executive, NAAA

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