LATINX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

at La Jolla Playhouse

Latinx New Play Festival

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We are proud to announce the seventh San Diego Latinx New Play Festival will take place at La Jolla Playhouse, October 4 – 6, 2024.

The Latinx New Play Festival expands the presence of Latinx stories and artists on the American stage, and spotlights the broad range of today’s Latinx experience. Four scripts will be selected to be rehearsed and developed at the Playhouse, culminating in a live public reading at the festival.

The festival will be free for everyone to attend, and will include a schedule of in-person readings of new works, panel discussions and other events.

Produced by Dr. Maria Patrice Amon, the Playhouse’s 2023/2024 Artist-in-Residence, in partnership with La Jolla Playhouse, the Latinx New Play Festival was originally launched in 2016 by San Diego Repertory Theatre. La Jolla Playhouse is delighted to be able to provide this vibrant, important arts event a new home in San Diego.

The full festival program will be announced later in 2024.

Dates
Oct 4 – 6, 2024

Venue
Play Development Center, La Jolla Playhouse
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ARTIST SUBMISSIONS

The 2024 Latinx New Play Festival is now accepting submissions! And we are happy to announce that, for the first time, the Latinx New Play Festival is accepting plays in Spanish.

Important Dates
All entries must be submitted by Monday January 15, 2024 by 12:59pm PST.
Selected playwrights will be notified via email by April 4, 2024.

How to submit

All applicants must complete the steps outlined in the official submission guidelines.

Submission Guidelines

Ready to Submit? Fill out the form by January 15, 2024.

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2024 Latinx New Play Festival Submission Frequently Asked Questions

What does Latinx mean?

Latinx is a gender neutral term in place of identifiers such as Latino, Latina or Latin@. The term seeks to reject gender binaries and move towards inclusion that recognizes the intersecting identities of Latin American descendants. We ask that all of our applicants self-identify as Latinx or Latine.

Will the Festival select scripts that are in early stages of development?

The festival is seeking work that is ready for a full production but has not received a professional production to date.

Are solo pieces eligible for the Festival?

Yes.

Are pieces in untranslated Spanish eligible?

Yes.

Are bilingual pieces (English and Spanish or another Language) eligible?

Yes.

Are pieces for young audiences eligible?

No.

Are full musicals eligible?

No.

Are plays with music eligible?

Yes, but resources will be limited.

Can we submit an adaptation if the rights are pending?

Yes, as long as the rights are obtained before the final selection.

Are the submissions read “blind” (without knowing the author)?

No.

What does “previous productions” mean?

We are interested in works that have not yet seen a fully produced professional production with a full run or pieces that have not been reviewed.

Can a playwright submit more than one piece?

No, a playwright can submit one script each year for consideration.

Is there a cast size limit for works submitted for the Festival?

Yes, the cast limit is 6. The festival work has strong production potential and as with all plays, cast size figures strongly into a work’s production potential.

Is there a page limit/time limit on works submitted for the Festival?

No, however all projects, regardless of size, will receive no more than 29 hours of development/rehearsal in total, which includes the hours of a work’s presentation.

Will there be technical support available (video, projections, other media) for the works selected?

No video, projections, or sound cues will be available. Festival readings will focus on language and acting in line with the LORT staged reading guidelines.

Can an applicant submit video documentation of a project that is not well represented on paper for their submission?

Video documentation will not substitute a written script, but videos can but submitted in addition or as an enhancement to the digital script submission.

Have questions?
Email Maria Patrice Amon at [email protected]


 

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Photo credit: The company of The Jersey Devil is a Papi Chulo at the 2023 Latinx New Play Festival.

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