SKAM Young Company: SKAMpede Play – Call for short play for youth and paid youth performance opportunities.
Theatre SKAM is looking for proposals for a play to be performed by our SKAM Young Company at the SKAMpede performance festival this summer. The finished script must be 8-10 minutes long and written for four teenage actors, age 15-19. Please submit a proposal, a script sample, and a resume or bio. The chosen playwright will be paid $600. It is our hope the playwright will be available for two or three rehearsals the week immediately prior to the festival. A selection committee of youth will choose the play.
We are also seeking youth ages 15-22 to be on a Selection Committee to choose a play that youth will perform at SKAMpede. Selection occurs during March Break, the week of March 15-19. Youth Selection Committee members will read all submissions, score them, and discuss with peers. This is an opportunity to see how a professional selection committee functions. Selection Committee members will be paid an honorarium of $50.
Also, we are seeking youth ages 15-19 who want to make up the SKAM Young Company to perform either at SKAMpede Festival; the August Production or both! Auditions will be held in person and/or online during the 2nd week of March Break, March 22-27. These positions will be compensated with honoraria.
If you are interested in any of the above, please mark Feb. 16 on your calendars. This is the date that submissions will open and we will release more information.