Burien Little Theatre Seeking Scripts For Bill & Peggy Hunt Playwrights Fest

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Our friends at Burien Little Theatre sure are busy lately, ramping up for their new production and now, putting a call out for script for the 2010 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival, which will be staged April 8 – May 1, 2011.

So if you’re a Writer, or aspiring Writer, here’s your chance to get your work seen and staged.

Deadline is Sept. 30, 2010.

Here’s the full notice:

The play’s the thing…

Works from Washington State playwrights sought for 2011 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival

Deadline September 30, 2010.

Winning scripts to be staged April 8-May 1, 2011.

Burien Little Theatre is seeking submissions of unproduced, unpublished plays by Washington State Playwrights for the 2011 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival.

Winning scripts will be staged April 8 through May 1, 2011, as part of the company’s 2010-2011 season. In addition to being produced, winning plays will also receive monetary prizes. Additional scripts of merit may receive readings.

The submission deadline for all scripts is September 30, 2010. To qualify for the Festival all submissions must follow Playwrights Submission Guidelines detailed below. The guidelines and entry form can also be found at www.burienlittletheatre.org.

About the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival:
The mission of the Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival is to encourage, promote and showcase previously unproduced theater works written by Washington state residents.

The Festival was named to honor Bill and Peggy Hunt’s dedicated service to theater and their devoted involvement with Burien Little Theatre. Peggy Hunt joined Burien’s theater scene in 1960 with a leading role in the play Harvey. Over the next 35 years, both Bill and Peggy Hunt appeared in and directed plays, designed and built sets, served on the Board of Directors, and were involved in some aspect of every theater project.

Originally from Canada, the Hunts were familiar with Canadian play competitions and were instrumental in igniting this idea locally. The first staged competitions were theatrical, aimed more at fostering play production instead of writing, with entries from the greater Seattle area. In the early 1970s, these competitions were held as part of Burien’s Arts Festival.

Later, Peggy Hunt suggested establishing a playwriting competition with winning shows to be produced by Burien Little Theatre. The company has been producing this unique festival every two to three years since 1999.

Playwrights Submission Guidelines:

Questions? Contact [email protected] or 206-242-5180.

About Burien Little Theatre:
Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Little Theatre (BLT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Little Theatre is committed to being an entertainment leader by producing intriguing professional-quality shows. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BLT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

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