Call for Scripts: Bottle Alley Theatre Company, Austin - Looking for DIY Punk Aesthetic Work
Bottle Alley Theatre Company is accepting non-solicited scripts for our upcoming fifth season. No fees. No literary agents. Nothing like that.
But first - a little bit about us:
Bottle Alley Theatre Company is a DIY punk theatre company, specializing in found space theatre. We have been staging strictly original work in all manner of odd places since 2012. Our work aspires to be raw, visceral, and most importantly, honest.
Here are a few recent reviews in order to get an idea of our aesthetic:
THE CURIOUS, CTX LIVE THEATRE: https://ctxlivetheatre.com/reviews/20170302-review-the-curious-by-bottle-alley-theatr/
WRAITH RADIO, BROADWAY WORLD: http://www.broadwayworld.com/austin/article/BWW-Review-WRAITH-RADIO-is-a-Visceral-Intimate-Sharing-of-a-Human-Beings-Last-Moments-20161117
Okay, enough about us. Let's talk about you and your script. Here are some things to know before submitting:
- We want to primarily focus on writers who have not had an opportunity to see their work showcased very often or at all. If your stuff is getting produced all over the place, then that's great - but we want to give the people who aren't a chance
- That being said, if your play has been produced before but you think it's something that fits our DIY punk aesthetic - send it along anyway! Just put in the email when and where it's been produced
- We're looking for plays with a run time no longer than an hour and a half. One acts. Something that could be done with minimal tech. If your play calls for a laser show then that's cool but yeah, we probably couldn't do it.
- The kind of plays that we want are raw. Gritty. Dark. Something that'll make you cry. Or something that'll make you laugh until you cry. More importantly then anything, we want our plays to have an emotional core based in honesty. Something that'll make our audience feel something.
HERE'S HOW TO GET YOUR SCRIPT TO ME
Send me a PDF to my personal email address at cmfontanes [AT] gmail.com
Please include a brief synopsis and production history, if any. That's it!
I can't promise that I'll respond to each and every submission but I will read each and every one!
Oh, and COMPLETED SCRIPTS ONLY PLEASE.