The 2013 BOA Festival is now accepting script submissions through DECEMBER 15th, 2012
BOA produces adventurous and innovative original short plays of all genres, and fosters community through our producing partners, artists, and audiences. The 2013 festival will feature two programs of plays performed in rep. We love new work that pushes theatrical boundaries, experiments with form, or re-imagines the actor-audience relationship.
Why is it called BOA?
The Bay One Acts Festival (or BOA for short) only considers one act plays between 5 minutes and 30 minutes in length. Playwrights must be San Francisco Bay Area residents. (Counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, and Sonoma)
When and where is the festival?
Dates and venue for the 2013 BOA festival are still TBD.
What if my play has been produced before?
Plays may have previous production history (please note in submission letter), but preference is given to unproduced work.
Are there other script guidelines?
Because we transition between several different plays in the same space in one BOA program, plays must be able to be produced without elaborate set or design elements.
Can I submit a musical?
Yes, but this is the Bay One Acts Festival and musicals often have different production needs, so we are more likely to choose a play for BOA 2013.
What about an improvised theater piece or one involving music or dance that is still being developed?
BOA’s past producing partners have included devised theater companies that develop the work during their BOA rehearsal process. If you are submitting a devised theatrical piece, in addition to a submission letter, you should submit an outline of what you intend the work to entail at this point in your process and how you see the piece being devised during BOA.
Will my play get chosen if it is not attached to a BOA producing partner?
The BOA 2013 producing partners are still TBD. In choosing plays for the festival, we look at both open submissions as well as plays submitted by producing partners in order to determine which plays are the best fit for this year’s festival. Your play may be paired with a BOA 2013 producing partner regardless if you have any affiliation with that production company or not.
Can I submit more than one play?
When will the 2013 BOA plays be selected?
We hope to announce which plays have been selected for BOA 2013 by the end of January.
This all sounds great! How do I submit to BOA 2013?
Please email your submission letter and play(s) in MS Word or PDF form to email@example.com no later than December 15, 2012.