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Be Original Theater Festival

The Be Original Theater Festival October 4-6th, 2019 will feature 32 total performances over three days. The weekend-long festival will also feature post-show talkbacks and Q&A sessions with the writers and creative team at each performance, as well as a social area with food, drinks, and a chance to meet and interact with playwrights, actors, and creative throughout the festival. 

Tickets for the Be Original Theater Festival go on sale August 1. Tickets for individual table reading performances are $10, and tickets for individual simple staged readings are $12. Patrons can also purchase multi-show VIP lanyards for any 4 shows for $9 per show ($36), 8 shows for $8 per show ($64), or 12 shows for $7 per show ($84). 

New Generation Theatrical is now accepting play submissions for the Be Original Theater Festival. Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a panel of local theater professionals including writers, producers and directors. The panel will select 8 plays to receive table readings, and 8 plays to receive simple staged readings, which are fully staged with minimal set. Playwright participation fees for the festival are $100 – this fee is all-inclusive of venue, cast and directors provided by Generation Productions, audio and lighting along with technicians, as well as admission to the Festival Awards Ceremony and a private post-festival concert featuring Von Smith (Postmodern Jukebox, American Idol). One $5,000 writing grant will be awarded to a play in both the table reading and staged reading category, as well as a $2,500 writing grant in each category to playwrights under 21 years of age.