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Date(s) - 05/06/2021
All Day

Elmira Little Theatre


ELT is looking for 18 to 24 actors to participate in this fast-paced, fun, and hilarious online performance event.

Auditions for “Quick Fixes” will be held virtually via Zoom with all 8 of our teams represented. Auditionees will receive a dramatic and comedic side to read at auditions. Sides will be provided Friday, April 16 before midnight.

Auditions will be recorded via Zoom and may be used for promoting the competition. Rehearsals can happen in-person or virtually but must adhere to NYS guidelines and should take in account everyone’s comfort level for in-person interaction.

One-Act performances of your “Quick Fixes” will be broadcast live via StreamYard to ELT’s Facebook and YouTube Channels.

Directors and writers can choose to have their actors in one place to broadcast or use separate locations but will need to adhere to COVID guidelines for any in-person interaction. Click here to review NYS guidelines.

Sign Up to Audition

Festival Rules, Guidelines, Dates, Prizes, and Marketing

  • (After auditions*) Directors should provide a list of actors to ELT producers that they want to use – including 2 alternates in case first choices are not available
  • Plays should be new and written within the proscribed time frame
  • A specific theme and writing prompts will be assigned a week and a half before each teams first Thursday performance date (on a Sunday) giving each team 11 days to write, direct, rehearse, and produce their one-act
  • Plays will be at least 10 minutes but no more than 15 minutes long
  • Plays should be for 2 to 4 actors (no one person shows)
  • Performance dates for participants will be randomly assigned but you can indicate your preferred date when signing up
  • Teams will be given their writing prompts and announced on Sundays via email and Social media
  • Live Broadcast Performance Dates:
    • Thursdays in May at 7:30 PM
      • May 6
      • May 13
      • May 20 (Semifinals for 8 teams)
      • and May 27 (finals)
  • Voting will be open for 48 hours after each performance date
    • If ELT has 8 teams voting will be reduced to 36 hours
      • For semifinals participants should present their first production with minor edits
  • Finalists will be announced on Sunday, May 23
  • The finalists will perform on May 27
    • New themes and prompts will be assigned on Sunday giving teams 5 days to create a new work
  •  The festival winner will be chosen from the finalist and announced May 30, 2021
  • The winning playwright will receive a seat on our play selection committee for 2022-23 and have their winning work(s) produced live and in-person by ELT
  • The winning director will receive a seat on our play selection committee for 2022-23 and have first refusal rights to produce a show of their choice during our 2022-23 Season
  • Additional prizes will be announced in April

Questions? Email ELT at elmiralittletheatre@gmail.com

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