Ready, Set, Write! Call for Scripts!


2011 marks the eighth installment of Actors’ Theatre’s annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge and, once again, we invite interested writers to submit a script for consideration.

The deadline for scripts will be March 1, 2011. The Actors’ Theatre Living on the Edge committee will read all scripts and select fifteen that will be read at a public reading on April 2, 2011. All writers whose work is not selected for public reading will receive written feedback from the Living on the Edge committee by March 31, 2011.

The reading of the fifteen scripts presented on April 2, 2011 will begin at 1PM at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street. At the public reading playwrights will receive 5 minutes of verbal feedback on their piece. Based on audience response and feedback the Living on the Edge committee will choose five finalists from the scripts read at the public reading which will be presented in full production during July of 2011 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

The writers whose scripts are chosen for final production will receive $100. Everyone who submits a script for consideration will receive two complimentary tickets to any show during the Actors’ 2011-12 Season. The theme this year that writers are asked to respond to is “Secrets and Lies”. Be sure to always keep in mind that the five scripts chosen will be performed before an audience. We always encourage writers to create pieces that will be dynamic and engaging when presented by performers on stage. We’re excited to read your submission so choose any direction that is exciting and productive for you as a writer to craft a 10 minute play highlighting an aspect of the chosen theme.

Submit the play by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include “LOTE VIII” in the subject line. Submissions will also be accepted via U.S. mail to

Actors’ Theatre
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

on or before March 1, 2011. All submissions must include a cover page that lists your name, address, phone number, email, title of play, total number of actors and a brief synopsis of the work. Please do not list your name on any page other than your cover so that all plays may be read with anonymity by the committee. Final production decisions will be based on originality, ability to cast and produce, and the way the plays chosen fit together for an evening of theatre.

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