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First Impressions - Play Submission
First Impressions is an IMPRINT Theatreworks program designed to cultivate new work by playwrights in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area. As an ensemble-based theatre company, we believe collaboration and openness are integral to development and aim to provide outlets and opportunities for creators to bounce ideas, work new thoughts, find inspiration, and utilize available resources within the community.

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 plays
One and two act musicals
Solo performance pieces
Spoken prose and poetry

Guidelines for eligibility:
The playwright must reside in the greater Dallas, Fort-Worth area
The work must not have been produced before
The 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.

Email address *
Name *
First and last name
Phone number *
Title of Your Play *
Genre of your play *
Briefly describe what your play is about and why IMPRINT should consider it for the First Impressions Festival *
Has this play ever been produced?
Either as a table reading, staged reading, workshop, full production etc.
Please tell us about yourself and your writing experience:
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