Kennedy Centre workshop for new plays and musicals for young audiences.

International applications are now being accepted for participation in New Visions/New Voices 2014, a biennial developmental workshop for new plays and musicals for young audiences at the Kennedy Center, which will take place May 12-18, 2014 in Washington, DC.

There are three different ways international playwrights can participate in New Visions/New Voices 2014:

1)     A work in progress (written in English) from an international theater (as mentioned above).  One international play in English will be selected and workshopped.  Applications for consideration must come from a theater that plans to produce the work in development, and must include both a playwright and a director who would be available to work on the unproduced play in May 2014 in Washington, DC.  You can download international guidelines and application instructions at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/SubmissionGuidelinesontheWebsite_International.pdf.

2)     A work in the “Translation Project.”  The “Translation Project” seeks plays for young audiences that have had a successful production in their original language, but have not yet been produced in English. One play will be selected to work with a U.S. director and actors to present a rehearsed reading and receive its English-language premiere. Please note that copyright remains with the playwright and translator.  You can download guidelines and application instructions at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/TranslationProjectGuidelinesandApplicationInstructions-PDF.pdf.

3)     As an International Playwright Observer.  Participating observers will attend rehearsals, meet with artistic teams, participate in round-table discussions, share short excerpts of their work and meet with U.S. producers, artistic directors, and educators.  You can download guidelines and application instructions at http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/NVNV2014InternationalObservershipApplication.pdf.

Completed international applications for the English-language international slot, the” Translation Project,” and the International Playwright Observership Program should be emailed to kctya@kennedy-center.org.  The application deadline for all programs is August 2, 2013. Finally, anyone can attend the culminating showcase at the Kennedy Center – May 16-18, 2014 – which will include readings of the selected new works, post-show discussions, playwright slams, lunch-around discussions, and more.

For more information or for an overview on the many ways in which to participate in New Visions/New Voices 2014, please visithttp://www.kennedy-center.org/education/nvnv.html.

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