Friday, August 22, 2014

Submissions for Walking the Wire: Classified

Iowa City - Riverside Theatre invites playwrights to submit monologues for performance in Walking the Wire. This annual celebration of original work features monologues of ten minutes or less by both established and emerging playwrights. The focus for this season’s monologues is: Classified. Submissions must be emailed as a Word document and dated by midnight CST September 15, 2014; final selections will be announced on Riverside Theatre’s website ( on November 3, 2014. The monologues will be performed March 6-15, 2015 at Riverside Theatre.

From skeletons in the closet to the leaked dossier, this year’s theme Classified promises to entertain and intrigue.

Submission Guidelines

Riverside Theatre is seeking original monologues with the theme of Classified.

Up to two submissions per author of original, unpublished and unproduced monologues less than ten minutes length (please read it aloud and include the approximate performance time on the first page of your submission; all lengths of up to ten minutes will be considered, with the objective of choosing monologues of varying lengths).

Selection considerations: Monologues should have strong forward action and a clear dramatic event or moment.

Copy requirements: double spaced in a minimum 12 pt. font, and including the playwright's name, city/state, email address, and phone number.

Simple is best. Since Walking the Wire typically includes 10-12 monologues, it is important that each one require as little production as possible; set-pieces, props or effects needing set-up, strike, or special technical support may disqualify an otherwise excellent submission.

Email submissions (Word document or PDF) must be dated by midnight CST September 15, 2014. Final selections will be announced on Riverside Theatre’s website, on November 3, 2014.

Writers will be credited in all marketing and playbill materials; no royalties will be paid. Walking the Wire will be produced March 6 – March 15, 2014. Playwrights are entitled to two complimentary tickets to any single performance.

Submissions should be emailed to:

Source: Riverside Theatre Press Release

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