Deadline: August 1, 2010 (requires entry fee)

The Global Age Project (GAP) is Aurora Theatre Company’s annual new play festival addressing life in the 21st century and beyond.

The festival provides a development opportunity for plays that directly respond to our complicated present and our possible future. Plays need not be about Science and/or Technology. Submissions will culminate in a four-week festival of staged readings in the spring of 2011. Four scripts will be selected with the potential of a full production the following season.

Remuneration: $1,000, reading, travel and housing for playwrights outside the Bay Area, possible production.

Submission: ONE unproduced play per playwright, per year. We will accept the first submission only – anything submitted afterwards will be discarded without consideration.

Length: any length.

Styles: all styles.

Language: Must be written in English, and submitted by the original author – no translations, please.

Subjects: Any that directly addresses our present and/or our future.

Application Fee: There is a $20 submission fee, used to pay our valued panel of readers. Our panel is made up of the Bay Area’s professional Artistic Directors, Dramaturgs, Literary Managers, Actors, and Playwrights, to insure each play will receive at least two reads by experienced professionals, guaranteeing each applicant professional exposure. Previous festival participants and finalists are exempt from the submission fee. If the submission fee poses a severe financial hardship, please email the contest to discuss.

Deadline: August 1, 2010

Response: February, 2011