For the 2019 First Impressions Festival, several works will be chosen to receive a reading with a chance for further development. The readings will feature actors from the area and will be geared toward local directors, producers, and other playwrights for feedback and opportunity for development and networking.
New this year: Three of the finalists from 2018 and 2019 will go on to be produced in a Mainstage Presentation in Fall 2019.
The First Impressions Festival will take place February 20th-23rd, with these readings, panel discussions, networking events, and training and talk-back sessions.
We will be accepting submissions beginning November 19th through December 31st, 2018.
For 2019, we are looking to highlight works by local writers, focusing on:One and two act playsOne and two act musicals Solo performance piecesSpoken prose and poetry
Guidelines for eligibility:The playwright must reside in the greater Dallas, Fort-Worth areaThe work must not have been produced beforeThe playwright must be available and in town for the duration of the festival
To apply, fill out the form below and submit a PDF of the First Ten Pages of your script along with a synopsis and estimated length of the show. Include any necessary visual aides, descriptions, or background you think is necessary. Please also submit a short bio and background on your published works as a writer. Thank you for your submission!
Note: If you or someone you know, is looking to apply for the 2019 Director Development Program, information will be posted soon.