Last night our Managing Artistic Director, Oliver announced during his opening night curtain speech for The Premiere Premieres that we are opening submissions for our 2024 production of The Premiere Premieres! Launched in 2021, this new play development program works to give playwrights in Sioux Falls and the surrounding areas a platform for their original work in a full production setting, as a part of TPP’s mainstage season, while simultaneously providing them with a laboratory space to further develop their work through collaborative programming with other local artists. The selection process for The Premiere Premieres consists of a blind submissions review, an adjudicated festival of staged readings for semi-finalists, and a full production for the two finalists of the 2023-2024 program.
Submissions opened today and will remain open through June 9th, 2023. To submit, playwrights should email their script to [email protected] with the subject line “Premiere Premieres 2024 Submission” and your script attached in two versions: One with a title page and your contact information, and one without a title page or any information containing the playwright’s name, etc. Plays must be new plays and/or have not performed in a public setting, including staged readings. Playwrights must be based within a 100 mile radius of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Submissions are open to those ages 18 and above. Questions about the program and submissions can be directed to [email protected]. A free workshop for aspiring playwrights taught by Kevin Cole (TPP Board Member & University of Sioux Falls Professor of Literature) and hosted by The Premiere Playhouse will take place on Saturday, May 6th; further details and registration will be released soon.
We are thrilled to continue this exciting new play initiative for the Sioux Falls community. Thanks for supporting your favorite local theatre!