PANNDORA'S BOX IS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

PLAYWRIGHTS!

Send your plays to our 15th Annual

PANNDORA'S BOX New Works Festival 

Accepting submissions May 1-July 1

 
Theatres are beginning to stir and live theatre is showing signs of life. PANNDORA can't wait to get back on stage! We can't wait to get back to work pouring over your masterpieces and creating our Festival. It's a big year for PANNDORA'S BOX - our 15th, our QUINCEAÑERA! You won't want to miss it. Playwrights send us your plays, audience members stay tuned, magic is coming your way.

HERE'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR AND HOW TO SUBMIT

New works, full length or long one acts (over 60 minutes), which have not been previously produced are eligible for consideration for PANNDORA'S BOX 15th Annual New Works Festival.

Submitting is easy! Email your scripts directly to: [email protected]Your electronic submission allows us to share scripts among our team of readers. No children's plays or musicals please. (That's just not our thing.)

You may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.
The deadline for submissions is JULY 1, 2021.

Reading fee ~ $10 per script
Because our festival has been successful from an artistic standpoint, and because we want to continue to hold these festivals in the future, we assess a reading fee of $10 per script. This fee is used to offset the costs of the festival and to fund future productions of selected plays, There are two ways to pay the fee: the old fashioned way of writing a check to Panndora Productions and mailing it to our P.O. Box 30733, Long Beach, CA 90853; or paying on line through Paypal, which you can do right here:

Play Submissions

Every play submitted will be read by at least 2 people. Finalists are read and debated by more than a dozen folks. We take our role seriously!

Historically our stage productions have come straight "Out of the Box." Last year, Covid threw a wrench into that tradition, but we are still guided by it. If you want to get your play read and produced or workshopped, submit to PANNDORA'S BOX!

PLAYWRIGHT TESTIMONIALS

Still on the fence? Check out these comments from two of last year's writers:
"It was an absolute privilege to have my work produced by Panndora Productions. What I expected would be a simple reading of my play instead became a true artistic event. Which was in no small part because of the amount of love and passion that Panndora not only held towards my work specifically, but towards the art of making theater in general. I am eternally grateful for the platform Panndora Productions provided for my play and I am in awe by the artists who reside there. Thank you Panndora, thank you so much for having the braveness to make theater in this difficult time and thank you for supporting fledging playwrights like myself."  Niv Elbaz, DELILAH

"The kind, brave, supportive folks at Panndora are truly and deeply invested in developing new work for the stage. It's a safe, nurturing environment--even in a virtual landscape like Zoom--and their annual Festival puts new plays front and center, allowing creativity to thrive. Any and all playwrights working on something new will find a valuable opportunity here to take their work to the next level.” Quinn D. Eli, IN COMMON



PANNDORA'S BOX 15th ANNUAL  FESTIVAL WILL HAPPEN

We remain optimistic that the world situation will allow theatres to resume normal operations by the time of our Festival and that this year's Festival will be an exciting weekend at THE GARAGE THEATRE filled with playwrights, actors, theatre lovers, and supporters. If this does not come to pass, our Festival will still go on in some Virtual Format to be determined. Last year we went completely Virtual and the results were amazing (great turnout!).

Winning plays will be announced in September 2021.

The art and craft of playwriting can be a lonely experience. PANNDORA'S BOX provides playwrights with a forum in which your plays can be heard as they come off the page in readings by experienced actors with experienced direction.

SUBMIT YOUR PLAYS MAY 1 - JULY 1, 2021

WHAT'S UP NEXT FOR PANNDORA ?

IN MY BONES

by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield | directed by Sonja Berggren

Simidele, a West African teenager with an horrendous history, not to mention, attitude, meets/collides with Antonia, a straight-laced professor of Botany with secrets of her own, as they are forced to become room-mates, detainees in the Brideswell Immigration Detention Centre, England. Agassou, a magical panther, who resides in the gigantic Baobab tree over Simi's bed, watches over her, guiding her magical juju gift. "In My Bones" is the story of two very different women’s relationship and their eventual friendship, born out of the need to trust . . . and survive.
with Kea Bird, Craig Johnson, Tiffani Williams, and Karen Wray

Last year we chose IN MY BONES to be produced at the GARAGE THEATRE in May 2020. Then Covid-19 came to town and sadly theatres closed. When they open, we hope to start with this beautiful play. 

Our productions will follow in the footsteps of PANNDORA'S BOX winners: A WOLF'S MOTHER by Cary J. Simowitz (2019), GLOVE STORY by Ken Pisani (2019), JUPITER MOON by Bob Valine (2018), IN KINGS & FOOLS by Kevin Daly (2017), SWEET TEXAS RECKONING by Traci Godfrey (2016), MEDUSA UNDONE by Bella Poynton (2015), FRAGILE THING CRACKS by Ben Jolivet (2014), CATCHING THE BUTCHER by Adam Seidel (2013), and HOOK-UPS by Alexandra Petri (2012).

Stay safe and well! Get vaxxed! Stay hopeful! Stay tuned!

love from PANNDORA PRODUCTIONS

 

 


 

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