RABBIT PUNCH FESTIVAL seeking short play submissions | Theatre Philadelphia
Home Get Involved Jobs RABBIT PUNCH FESTIVAL seeking short play submissions

RABBIT PUNCH FESTIVAL seeking short play submissions

Poison Apple Initiative
Post Date: Jun 6, 2019

Rabbit Punch is a festival of short theatre pieces to be presented by Poison Apple Initiative at Franky Bradley's November 14th/15th at 8pm.

The festival focuses soley on the work of Philadelphian playwrights, directors, and performance artists.    We’re looking for work that defies or subverts conventional forms, that hits hard, that misleads, that is the bright and colorful side of darkness, that’s funny until it’s not. Imagine the old hardwood floor of a 5 story walk-up collapsing during a party. THAT is the kind of thing we want, and we want to hear from any person who is making this sort of work.


*Submissions close August 1st at 11.59pm. All applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 15th, and accepted applicants will be sent a contract and detailed tech specs of the space.
*Pieces should be between 10-20 minutes in length with minimal set requirements.
*QTPOC artists are specifically encouraged to apply.
*A mandatory tech rehearsal will be held November 13th between 3pm and 7pm. Each project will be given between 30 and 45 minutes of tech time depending on pre-discussed need.
*Participating artists are responsible for all aspects of production including casting/ staffing, procurement of set pieces/ costumes/ props, and set-up/ tear-down of the piece during production. The festival provides access to a fixed light set-up and sound system, a tech director/ board operator, and a stage manager.
*Projects involving 1-2 artists will be given $100, and projects involving 3+ artists will be given $200. Production stipends will be sent via Venmo/ PayPal on November 1st to help defray the cost of production.

Please feel free to contact poisonappleinitiative@gmail.com with questions. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

How to Apply

Please complete the following form: http://tinyurl.com/rabbitpunchfest

All applications must be accompanied with a link to either a) a script of the piece or b) a detailed description mapping the themes, action, and trajectory of the piece. If you have difficult linking the piece, please send a PDF titled with the name of the piece to poisonappleinitiative@gmail.com at the time you submit the form.