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Regional Writers’ Showcase 2016 and 2 Pages / 2 Voices

Regional Writers’ Showcase

2016 Regional Writers’ Showcase Winners Announced:

Monday, April 25, 7:00 pm in the Fielding
Phone Call, by Phyllis Peters (10 minute-play)
When your dad is one of the most recognized figures in the world, it can be tough to form your own identity. Maybe it’s time to convince the legend to embrace retirement.
Fielder’s Choice, by David Andreatta (one-act drama)
To rejuvenate their strained relationship, Frank and his son Owen revive a tradition of visiting all the major league baseball parks. When trouble arises back home with his new wife and stepson, Frank is faced with difficult decisions about loyalty, tradition, and how to define family.

Monday, May 2, 7:00 pm in the Fielding
Denny Killington, Master Detective!, by Scott Seifritz (full-length comedy)
It’s 1940, and when the stars of a popular radio show take a weekend getaway to Lake Champlain, they find themselves thrust into a real-life murder mystery. Can they keep their stories straight long enough to crack the case? Find out in this quick-witted romp filled with mystery, intrigue, and sea monsters!

Submissions open:
January 19, 2016
Submissions due: February 2, 2016
Performance: April 25 and May 2, 2016
Calling All Playwrights & Writers: Regional Writers’ Showcase Submission Now Open! GEVA Theatre Center and Writers & Books are once again collaborating to give regional playwrights the opportunity to bring their works to local audiences. Both full-length and one-act plays written by regional playwrights (living now or having lived within the five county-area: Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, and Genesee), selected through an open competitive process, will be given a developmental reading by professional actors at GEVA on the evenings of April 25 and May 2, 2016. The purpose of the festival is to give promising regional writers a chance to hear their work aloud, and thereby gain information they need to rewrite and to take the script to another level of development. Plays for consideration must be submitted (postmarked or hand-delivered) between January 19 and February 2, 2016 to Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607



2 Pages/2 Voices

Deadline for submissions: Monday, January 4, 2016
Public announcement of winners on website: January 15, 2016
Performance date: Monday, January 25, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Writers & Books

Each year, Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center collaborate to present 2Pages/2 Voices, an evening of short short plays written by area writers and read by area actors. Each play must be no more than two pages in length and contain no more than two characters. The only other stipulation for this year’s submissions is that at some point in the play the word “queen” must be included. This year’s winners were:

Overshare, by Steve Donner
At the Faculty Club, by Lawrence Jones
Hipster Date Prepping, by Justin Rielly
Just Say Nothing, by Roxanne Baker
Putting it to Rest, by Scott Seifritz
Eminent Domain, by Greg Cummings
Hard Sell, by David Andreatta
Camping 101, by Katherine Romansky
Train Ride, by Katherine Varga
The Importance of Being…, by Jeffery Jones

Performance of plays: Plays will be performed on Monday, January 25, 2016, 8 p.m., in the Writers & Books Performance Space.