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Request for Scripts - Merry Little Holiday Shorts 2015



Barry West, the Managing Director of OnStage Atlanta, is seeking short (10 minutes or less) one act plays for the 2015 production of the Merry Little Holiday Shorts. OnStage Atlanta is open to original works as well as previously published and/or performed works.

Submissions must be formatted for our Reading Committee (see formatting directions below) and follow the guidelines described below. We will be accepting scripts from Wednesday, July 1 until Monday, August 31, 2015. Barry West will announce the selected scripts no later than October 1, 2015 through the OnStage Atlanta website, Facebook, and e-mail.

E-mail your scripts in a Microsoft Word attachment to: play.submission@onstageatlanta.com.

Please put the following in the heading of your email.

MLHS 2015 - [Name of your play]

Each playwright is welcome to submit up to two scripts.

GUIDELINES
Genre: Christmas (or other December holidays) comedies that are family and children friendly. PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT accept a "naughty" show this year.

Playing Time: 10 minutes per play.

The Set: The plays will be done on the set of 'The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical.'

Please keep the number of characters down to no more than 5. 3-4 is preferable.

FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Create a Title Page in a separate attachment. The title page should include the play's title, playwright's name, and playwright's contact information - including address, email and phone number). This information will be kept confidential and only the submitted plays will be passed to members of the Reading Committee.

2. The body of the play should follow professional formatting standards and must include the play's title in the header, BUT NO OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION on the pages of the script.

Upcoming Young Performers Shows

SEUSSICAL KIDS IS FULL

for ages 4-13
rehearses Saturdays beginning September 12 from 10am-1pm
performs Saturdays in January 2016

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical KIDS, a fantastical musical extravaganza from TONY winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child who gets in trouble for thinking too many "thinks." Horton's challenge is twofold - not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant!

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH

for 6th-12th graders
rehearses Saturdays beginning September 12 from 1pm-3pm
performs Thursdays and Saturdays in January 2016

REGISTRATION

Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach is now a musical for the whole family to enjoy! Featuring a wickedly tuneful score by the TONY Award-nominated team of Pasek and Paul.
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building.

TEACHING ASSISTANT OPPORTUNITIES

Teenagers can learn the joys of working backstage on a production.
For the teenager (13-18yrs) who has experience on or off the stage, we have the perfect chance for them to connect with other kids in the theater. Teaching Assistant opportunities will work with our shows on Saturdays beginning September 12 for teenagers interested in some behind the scenes experience building, directing, choreographing, designing, sewing, and more.

For a TA application, write to summer@onstageatlanta.com
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