APAC accepting ‘Original Play Festival’ scripts


Aloha Performing Arts Company is requesting new stage plays that have not been published or produced for its 20th annual Original Play Festival, to be presented Aug. 14 to 17 at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. Scripts of any length and on any subject will be accepted, postmarked by May 3.

Entries must be typewritten and securely bound, with sequentially numbered pages. Three hard copies of each script and one electronic copy on CD as a single document in PDF or Word format are required. Each copy must contain a list of characters and a brief description of the play. Scripts should not contain the playwright’s name. One separate cover sheet with the title of the play and the playwright’s name, address, phone number and email address must be included, unattached to the bound scripts. Musical entries must be accompanied by three sets of performance-quality CDs. Each set must contain all the songs with voice tracks, as well as all of the songs with accompaniment-only tracks. An example of a properly assembled submission will be posted at alohatheatre.com. All entry materials will become the property of APAC. Scripts not chosen for the festival will not be returned unless a mailer with sufficient postage is provided.

Plays selected will be mounted as staged readings, with minimal rehearsal, actors holding scripts and simple technical presentation. Submit entry materials to: APAC OPF XX, P.O. Box 794, Kealakekua, HI 96750. Winners will be notified in June. Auditions will follow, with rehearsals beginning in July. A celebration will be held Aug. 18, at which time the “Opie” award will be presented to the people’s choice of best script of the festival. That play will be considered for inclusion in a future mainstage season.

For more information, visit APAC’s website or call 322-9924.