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Title: Call for submissions - Playlist Seattle
Post by: Kelly McMahon on January 02, 2018, 12:44:38 PM
Playlist Seattle presents original plays and performance pieces inspired by Seattle’s music. In March 2018, we are producing a series of performances entitled Women Who Rock, which will highlight the music of Brenda Xu, Prom Queen and The Black Tones.

We are seeking short (5-8 min) scripts based on songs from these artists to be produced as part of this exciting series. We expect to present 4-6 pieces for each musical artist, with a total of 12-20 produced during the course of the run. Each piece will be staged at least twice.

Scripts that are chosen for production will be awarded a $40 honorarium.

Guidelines for submission:
•   Please submit plays in pdf form to kcmcasting@gmail.com by Monday, January 29, 2018. We will choose plays within the following week, with rehearsal set to begin February 5.

•   Along with your script, please include the following with you submission:
        - current resume/CV
         - in the body of your email, give the title of the song the piece is inspired by, a short synopsis (no more than 100 words) and character breakdown

•   You can find each artist’s catalog of songs at the following links:
https://brendaxu.bandcamp.com/ (https://brendaxu.bandcamp.com/)
https://promqueenband.bandcamp.com/ (https://promqueenband.bandcamp.com/)
https://soundcloud.com/theblacktones (https://soundcloud.com/theblacktones)

•   When choosing songs, please keep to those written by the artists, not covers they may have recorded.


Some Info about our productions:
•   The work Playlist Seattle does is to celebrate and honor the city’s musicians. We do not attempt a literal dramatization of a song’s lyrics or story, however, we also do not stray too far from the theme or ethos of the piece. A good example would be Alice in Chains song “The Rooster”. We did not present a story about Vietnam/Jerry Catrell’s father/A giant male chicken. Instead, we explored warfare of the not-so-distant-future, based on the use of drone soldiers.

•   We most often do not produce our shows at traditional theatre spaces. As with any evening of one-acts, complicated sets or special effects are not typically possible. That said, if there is a key element to your story that goes beyond the barebones, we’ll be happy to see how we might make it happen within our DIY aesthetic.

•   Some examples of our work can be found at the following links:
With Kris Orlowski at Bumbershoot 2015 https://youtu.be/zjgqAMeKGEk (https://youtu.be/zjgqAMeKGEk)
Piece inspired by Kryptonite Couch by Jamie Nova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3soYm4AnLBk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3soYm4AnLBk)
Piece inspired by Nutshell by Alice in Chains https://youtu.be/9HzIfgMoTTE (https://youtu.be/9HzIfgMoTTE)
Review by Seattle Music Insider   https://seattlemusicinsider.com/2016/05/06/inside-out-playlist-seattle-women-who-rock-review/ (https://seattlemusicinsider.com/2016/05/06/inside-out-playlist-seattle-women-who-rock-review/)

If you have any questions or would like to discuss an idea before begin to craft a script, please email kcmcasting@gmail.com.