Culture*Park is now accepting submissions of original plays for the 17th Annual Culture*Park Short Plays Marathon, taking place Saturday, November 23rd, in downtown New Bedford, in the Whaling Museum Theater. The interval for  play submissions begins June 15th, and the deadline for play submissions to reach Culture*Park is, September 14th, 2019.

We welcome your play submissions!

Plays will be read and selected by a committee of theater artists and writers. Selected plays will be posted on
by Saturday, October 5, 2019, and playwrights will be contacted. The plays will be presented as staged readings by an ensemble of actors and directors on Saturday, November 23, 2019, beginning at 2pm, in the New Bedford Whaling Museum Theater.

Please note the following guidelines for submitting a play to the C*P Marathon 2018:

> Plays should be new, never produced
> Plays should have a 15 minute maximum running time (15 pages or fewer)
> Please submit one copy via email, as a .pdf
> Submissions should be in “standard play format”
> One play submission per playwright, please

> Include a (separate) cover page with playwright name and contact information
> Include a brief synopsis of the play and character breakdown
> Please confirm your availability to attend the Marathon on November 23 and participate in a brief panel discussion about your

> Seeking plays with Regional themes or Climate Change themes / Prompt: "Light the Way". (Not required. All plays are considered.)
> Seeking plays by high school, and college/university students for the Students Plays segment
> Please email the play, cover page and synopsis to: with “Marathon Submission” as the subject
> Submissions will be accepted between June 15 and September 15 – Deadline for submissions is 09/15/19

For details, please email, or call Culture*Park at 774-202-0588.

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Culture*Park Theatre is a collaborative organization of theatre and performing artists, community members, and others who support the production and development of new works in theatre and dance, especially those with regional and culturally provocative themes. Through 16 past Marathons, Culture*Park has presented over 375 original short plays. Many of these new works have received further development, full production, and/or publication.

Sponsored in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

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