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Application Form for the 10th National English Language Drama Festival in Veszprém
We are happy to announce that American Corner Veszprém (Eötvös Károly County Library) will organize the 10th annual festival of theatre in English on April 6-8, 2018.
Venue: Agóra Veszprém Városi Művelődési Központ, Veszprém, Táborállás park 1.

- We look forward to productions from any university, high school and elementary school in Hungary
- Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the troupes to check copyright issues and whether they are required to pay royalties to the author or publishing house for the performance of the play they have chosen.
- Troupes will perform their plays in the theater hall of the venue, and will be provided an authentic theater experience (e.g. stage setting, lighting and sound) by the organizers and the professional theater technicians of the venue. Please note that the venue has Hungarian-speaking staff.
- The performances will be discussed at workshops and group discussions following the plays, with the participation of experts from the field. Note that there will not be a competition for awards among the performers.

High school and university section
- Productions should be in English and the running time should be between 30 and 80 minutes.
- The Drama Festival will be scheduled for a Friday-Saturday-Sunday. Please keep in mind that we look forward to welcoming ONLY those troupes that will stay for the whole duration of the Festival (estimated duration: from late Friday morning to early Sunday afternoon) and will participate in all the programs the Festival will offer.

Elementary school section
- Elementary school groups will perform on the first day of the Festival.
- Productions should be in English and the running time should be between 15 and 30 minutes.
- Elementary school groups will not be required to stay for the whole three days of the Festival.

Besides the plays, there will be discussions on best practices and fun drama activities, as well as skills development workshops and presentations, which will be open to teachers of English as a foreign language and also the groups that are invited to perform at the Drama Festival, ensuring an overall educational and entertaining festival experience.

To celebrate and look back on the 10 years of the Festival, the organizers will invite past players for a Success Stories evening event, where players will share how the Drama Festival and performing arts in general impacted their lives and led to successful careers.

American Corner Veszprém offers to cover accommodation in dormitories for the high school and university troupes, for the players and maximum 2 teachers or helpers per group. Accommodation will be discussed in detail later on with the applicants listed for invitation.
Troupes will need to provide for their own travel costs, meals and any additional expenses.

Application deadline:
Midnight, December 15, 2017
(No extension possible)

After the deadline, applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee, and selected applicants will be contacted to participate in a video interview with the organizers in early January, 2018.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the Drama Festival by mid-January, 2018.


For your information, the Drama Festival has a Facebook profile where you can check the photos of past years’ Festivals and keep yourselves up-to-date about the Festival. Look for:

Please, circulate this call for plays among those who might be interested. If you have any questions concerning the Drama Festival, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely yours,
Boglárka Falussy and László Katona
chairs of the organizing committee

For further information see the following contact details:
Phone: +36 20 2869575 or +36 70 4318586
American Corner Veszprém – Eötvös Károly County Library
H-8200 Veszprém, Komakút tér 3.

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We understand that incomplete applications will not be considered. By submitting this application we also agree to follow the regulations and guidelines for the application process, and, if invited to perform, for the organization of the Drama Festival. We understand that failure to do so will result in disqualification. *
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