The Screen Plays

Dramatic Stories & Digital (Dis)connections A virtual performance festival of six original plays written and performed by Bloomsburg University students. Student playwrights from Theatre and Creative Writing will write one-, two- or three-character 10-minute plays that take place in a video/digital environment (real or invented). The truthful circumstances of their environment make it necessary that their meeting is by way of digital screens. The plays will be acted by students—auditions open to all students at Bloomsburg University—and directed by advanced directing students and faculty from the Division of Theatre and Dance.

The six original plays will be performed over two nights. Three will be released to the public as a series on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30pm, and a second series of three plays will be released on Thursday, November 12 at 7:30pm.

Prospective Playwrights

Information for Playwrights (PDF) | Sample  Play – I WONDER

Workshop on Writing New Plays and New Play Dramaturgy for prospective playwrights and dramaturgs on Monday, August 24 at 4:30pm on Zoom.
Drafts of Plays due by Sunday, September 6 at 11:59pm for Priority Consideration and to receive Dramaturgical Feedback.
Submission Drafts of Plays are to be submitted by Sunday, September 20 at 11:59pm. Submission form for The Screen Plays (Submission Draft).

Prospective Designers and Dramaturgs

Workshop on Writing New Plays and New Play Dramaturgy for prospective playwrights and dramaturgs on Monday, August 24 at 4:30pm on Zoom.
Designer applications are due by Sunday, August 30 at 11:59pm.
Dramaturg applications are due by Sunday, August 30 at 11:59pm.

Actors

Auditions for The Screen Plays will take place on Zoom on Sunday, October 11 from 3pm to 6pm. There will be an audition sign up form and additional information about what to prepare by October 1.

Questions?

If you have questions or are interested in getting involved in The Screen Plays, contact Professor David A. Miller, Artistic Director .