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CALL FOR PLAYS - 9th National English Language Drama Festival in Veszprém

We are happy to announce that American Corner Veszprém (Eötvös Károly County Library) will organize the 9th annual festival of theatre in English on April 27-29, 2017. Application deadline: Midnight, December 16, 2016 (No extension possible)

For application details, please consult the following website:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKFrLNntNCJwk7jXPUj_8pQMpKVcNx0OmmlL70olySPGBc-Q/viewform?c=0&w=1

- We look forward to productions from any college or university and secondary school.
- The productions should be in English and the running time should be between 30 and 100 minutes.
- Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the troupes to check copyright issues and whether they are required to pay royalties to the author or publishing house for the performance of the play they have chosen.
- The performances will be discussed at workshops and group discussions following the plays, with the participation of experts from the field. Note that there will not be a competition for awards among the performers.
- The Drama Festival will be scheduled for a Thursday-Friday-Saturday. Please keep in mind that we look forward to welcoming ONLY those troupes that can stay for the whole three days.

NEW feature in 2017: JUNIOR SECTION
- Part of the second day of the Festival (Friday morning) will be dedicated to plays performed by elementary school groups.
- The productions should be in English and the running time should be between 15 and 30 minutes.
- Please note that it is the sole responsibility of the troupes to check copyright issues and whether they are required to pay royalties to the author or publishing house for the performance of the play they have chosen.
- Note that there will not be a competition for awards among the performers.
- The elementary school groups will not be required to stay for the whole three days of the Festival.

Besides the plays, there will be discussions on best practices and fun drama activities, as well as workshops and presentations, which will be open to teachers of English as a foreign language and also the groups that are invited to perform at the Drama Festival, ensuring an overall entertaining and educational festival experience.

Accommodation and in-country travel costs will be covered by American Corner Veszprém, but the groups will need to provide for their own meals and any additional expenses. Finances will be discussed in detail later on with the applicants listed for invitation.

Application deadline:
Midnight, December 16, 2016
(No extension possible)

After the deadline, the applications will be evaluated by the organizing committee and the applicants will be informed of whether they were chosen to participate in the Drama Festival by January 16, 2017.

For your information, the Drama Festival has a Facebook profile where you can check the photos of past years’ Festivals and keep yourselves up-to-date about the Festival. Look for: www.facebook.com/neldfv

Please, circulate this call for plays among those who might be interested. If you any questions concerning the Drama Festival, feel free to contact us!

Sincerely yours,
Boglárka Falussy and László Katona
chairs of the organizing committee

For further information see the following contact details:
E-mail: neldfv@gmail.com
Phone: +36 20 2869575 or +36 70 4318586
American Corner Veszprém – Eötvös Károly County Library
H-8200 Veszprém, Komakút tér 3.