Welcome

The Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s 9th annual Native American New Play Festival invites Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico playwrights to submit full-length scripts written for the stage from an Indigenous perspective. 

How to Submit

All submissions must conform to a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered). We welcome plays that have had previous workshops and productions within the last five years. Please include a production history if applicable. Include a title page with full contact information, (mailing address, phone numbers, email address) a draft or revision date and a character breakdown at the beginning of your script. Please provide a biography of 100 words and provide a photo of at least 300dpi. Please label all attachments as follows: Title of the play Author’s Last Name, First Initial.

All themes and topics are welcomed. Plays may focus on historical or present-day issues. We are especially interested in plays that center on an Oklahoma tribe and tribal history within the state. 

Email your submission materials to

Maya Torralba at:

mayatorralba@gmail.com

All Materials Must be Submitted By February 15, 2018

Selection Process

Full length plays that are received by February 15, 2018 will be read and evaluated by a panel comprised of Native American theatre artists and invested community members. The panel will select 2-3 plays for a staged reading during the festival based on originality, theatricality, and execution. Finalist will receive a staged reading with professional actors and a director during the festival. An audience discussion will follow the readings. A full production will be awarded to one of the finalists from the readings and showcased as the featured production the following festival year, 2019. 

Festival

The festival will take place June 7-9 and June 14-16, 2018 in the Oklahoma City Music Hall (City Space Theatre). 

This year’s featured festival production is “Round Dance” by Arigon Starr (Kickapoo/Muscogee Creek).

For more information about the festival, Click here or check out www.NANPF.org

*We only accept submissions written for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico artists.