DC’s Source Festival, which produces a dozen-and-a-half ten-minute plays each June to go along with full-length plays and productions from blended disciplines, seeks interested Source audience members to help cull next year’s selections from 700 submissions.
The submissions, according to a Source spokesperson, were as a result of a nationwide call for ten-minute plays.
The Source Festival seeks prior Festival attendees to go along with the academics and theater professionals it has already recruited to serve as readers. “If you’re a fan of live theatre, you’re just who we’re looking for,” the spokesperson said.
The Festival will send each reader hyperlinks to ten 10-minute plays in PDF format, as well as an evaluation guide, shortly after the reader registers. Each play will be ten pages or less. Readers will use a form which the Festival will supply to evaluate the play, and must submit their evaluations electronically on or before November 4.
The first winnowing will reduce the plays under consideration to about 100. In January, round 2 readers will evaluate those plays and Festival organizers will select the 18 plays to be produced.
The Festival will not compensate readers financially. To become a reader, send an e-mail to this link.