**LBDI strongly suggests you do not submit plays or monologues longer than ten minutes.**
We know that the "ten-minute" thing can feel vague/limiting/over-done/etc. But believe us, we have built some truly kick ass festivals out of some truly phenomenal short pieces that meet (or even beat) the ten-minute mark. And yes, we have produced a few plays that ran closer to fifteen minutes - but they were the exception. Our most successful plays have been those that move with a snappish pace, that punch you in the gut and keep on running, or make us laugh so hard we gasp for air and then BOOM, it's over and we're over the moon. Short plays that leave us wanting more instead of feeling antsy are the bees knees, as far as we're concerned. So please adhere to the 10-minute challenge and have fun! (And keep in mind we strive to produce as many playwrights as possible, so shorter pieces do stand a better chance of making it to the final line-up)
Remember: Little Black Dress INK utilizes a peer review process for evaluating plays. By submitting to this fest, you agree to participate in this unique opportunity to help select plays for production.
Once our submission window is closed, you will receive a selection of plays to read and score using the LBDI online eval form. You MUST read and submit your evaluations by the required date in order for your play to remain in consideration.
Submitted works will be read by other participating playwrights and LBDI artistic personnel. By submitting to the festival, you agree to share your work for review in this process.
As always, LBDI will be producing readings of the top scoring plays at locations nation-wide. The top eight to ten scoring plays will also move on to full production with Little Black Dress INK in 2018.
Submissions will be accepted June 1 – Aug 1st.
*** There are two steps to submitting work for this year's festival: 1. Complete and submit the form below. 2. Email a BLIND PDF of your script to submissions@LittleBlackDressINK.org (Blind PDF = no playwright info anywhere on the script!) 3. Make sure you use the following for your subject line: "Playwright Name - Script Title"
REMEMBER - This year's theme is VOLUME CONTROL. Now go wild, ladies! We can't wait to read your work!
Questions? Email Info@LittleBlackDressINK.org