Sunday, June 19, 2011

aug 31 deadline | new play contest | mustard seed theatre

A few years back, I flew to St. Louis to see the inaugural production by a new professional theatre founded by my friend Deanna Jent - Mustard Seed Theatre's staging of my post-apocalyptic Christmas play, Remnant.

Now you've got that same opportunity! Well, it won't be their inaugural show, but if you've got a new play burning a hole in your hard drive (or the idea for a new play burning a hole in your head), you could see it onstage a year from now - as Mustard Seed Theatre has just announced its first annual New Play Contest.

Are you a professional playwright or even writing in your spare time? Application Guidelines below, download the application here, and YOUR play could be chosen as the final offering in MST's 2011-2012 season. Contact Emily Immer ( with any questions.


Scripts must relate to Mustard Seed Theatre's mission to explore our relationship with God and our ethical responsibility to the world. Scripts previously produced are NOT eligible.

Professional staged readings and/or scripts produced in an educational environment are eligible.
Full-length and one-act plays are eligible. However, no musicals will be accepted at this time. If the play is an adaptation, written proof must be provided that the original work is in public domain, or that permission from the holder of the copyright has been granted. There is no fee for submission. A maximum of three scripts per playwright will be accepted.

Application forms and complete details, check out the Mustard Seed website - as well as more on MST (not to be confused with MST2K) shows including Godspell, Playland, My Name Is Asher Lev, Shadowlands and Remnant.  (Can you tell Deanna and I swap a lot of emails?)

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