Iowa City, IA – Riverside Theatre is accepting submissions to the spring solo show “ROAR! - A Weird, Wild and Wonderful Night of Original Solo Work.”
ROAR is a re-imagined version of Riverside’s long-standing monologue festival “Walking the Wire.”
Ten to twelve pieces will be selected to be performed at Riverside Theatre, March 4-13, 2016. Selected playwrights will have their piece produced by Riverside Theatre (no royalties paid), and will receive credit in Riverside promotional materials and two tickets to a performance.
Riverside is seeking work that is compellingly theatrical. It will be performed so it should have physical, visual and aural elements.
We won’t rule out excerpts from longer pieces, but we want you to know—they can be harder to appreciate. Funny pieces, on the other hand, always get our attention.
Memoir is a fine starting point, but be encouraged to take it to a fictionalized place. Again, it needs to be theatrical.
Our best advice: Work from your heart. Be honest and truthful. Daring, not earth-bound. Follow your instincts rather than logic to arrive at a piece you’d be excited to experience.
- Must be original, unpublished and unproduced work
- Less than 10 minutes in length
- Submit up to 3 pieces as a Word document or PDF by email to email@example.com
- Be sure to include your name, city/state, email and phone.
- Submission deadline is September 28, 2015.
Final selections will be announced on riversidetheatre.org by mid-November 2015.