Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18
Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences
Playwrights, lyricists and composers: Do you have a short musical or a play that can be adapted into a musical appropriate for children 6-12 years old? For over 20 years, the Arts & Cultural Heritage Division of Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been producing and touring children’s theatre productions to the hundreds of students enrolled in our summer camp programs. Awards of up to $1,500 will be presented to finalists whose plays will be developed during the Spring of 2019 for production and touring in Summer 2019. Follow the link for full competition details.
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking original scripts, in English, either musicals or non-musicals that can be developed with M-NCPCC into musicals. Playwrights submitting nonmusical plays should, if at all possible, incorporate lyrics to make this development process easier. The script will be used for an annual children’s theatre production that tours Prince George’s County as part of M-NCPPC programs. The play will be performed by actors from 16 to 20 years old, and the intended audience is children 6 to 12 years old. Submitted plays should have a run time of 45 minutes to 1 hr. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Awards of $1,500.00 will be presented to finalists, whose plays shall be developed during the Spring of 2019 and produced by M-NCPPC during the Summer of 2019. Up to two First Prize Awardees may be chosen, though M-NCPPC reserves the right to not choose a winner, or to award the monetary prize but not produce the play. A play submitted with full musical score including recorded soundtrack suitable for performance use shall be eligible for an additional award of $1,500 for Musical Composition. Please email Christel Stevens, Performing Arts Specialist, at email@example.com for complete guidelines of the competition.
Click here for guidelines and more information.
2018 CreativeWorks Tech Program at Harmony Hall, Open House: Mar 3, 2018
CreativeWorks at Harmony Hall
The CreativeWorks workforce-development program is coming to Harmony Hall this spring!
Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington
This job training program for young adults age 18-24 was started at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier nine years ago to expand opportunities for creative industry jobs. Participants earn income as they learn skills in Theater Tech (lighting, sound, special event management), Digital Media (photography, photoshop, music production), and creative skills in storytelling, stage combat, and more. Program support includes career readiness, college prep and job placement.
Eligible applicants must be residents of Prince George’s County who have not yet obtained full-time work or school. Are you 18 – 24, a resident of Prince George’s County and ready to get a job and start your career?
CreativeWorks is the program for you!
Join us for an Open House to learn more:
When: March 3, 2018 | 12 non – 3 pm
Where: Harmony Hall, 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744
How: Drive or come by Metro (shuttle service provided from the Naylor Road Metro station if notified in advance).
For more info on the Open House, call Sierra Curry at 301-699-1819 or text her at 301-787-7749.
You don’t have to be a high school or college graduate to participate.
Stagecraft for Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016 with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, now – Mar 12
Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical
THE SCHOOL FOR SUPER-HEROES PRESENTS ORLANDO FURIOSO THE MUSICAL
at the Greenbelt Community Center
Stagecraft volunteers welcome, ages 13-adult. Have fun collaborating on costumes and props. Work in our studio, and/or check out projects to complete at home. Contact Nicole DeWald (firstname.lastname@example.org) production designer, for more information.
Stagecraft for the Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical, Nov 24 – Mar 7
Location: Greenbelt Recreation Department
November 24, 2014 to March 7, 2015
Art Fans – Join us and run away with the circus! Volunteers ages 15 to adult are invited to help make costumes, masks, puppets and props for the upcoming Winter Youth Musical. Chris Cherry’s new edition of Secret Circus is set in a European traveling circus of the 1930s, complete with acrobats, sideshow performers, trained dogs, a lion and more! Sewing skills/machines are helpful but NOT REQUIRED. Learn! Play! Create! Volunteers are welcome to work in our production studio at the Community Center, and/or to work on projects at home. We’ll be building the show now through the end of February. Participate as much as you like and are able. Contact Nicole DeWald at email@example.com.
See you in the studio!