It is estimated that by 2042, people of color will make up a majority of the United States population.* With this shift in demographics, the face of America will look and feel different. East West Players is seeking submissions of unproduced new works that explore this new reality and represent and reflect the future of the American landscape. 
Subject matter may include biracial or multiracial identity; multicultural experiences; international/transnational connections to America; conflict and collaboration between cultures; American stories with Asian or Asian-American characters in leading roles; or ethnic-specific themes about Asian culture in the United States. 

Type of material: Original full-length plays and musicals. If submitting a musical, please enclose a music or song sample. No translations or adaptations. All submissions must be professionally unproduced, unpublished, and with no existing attachments for production. 

Award: $5000 First Place; $2500 Second Place; $1000 Third Place. The First, Second and Third Place winners will all receive readings by EWP. All winners will be considered for further workshops and/or production; EWP must have the first option to produce. 
Rules for Submissions Submissions will be accepted electronically only and the submission must include: 

The online entry form 2 pdf files: 

– The script (paginated but without your name on it). In this file, also include a title page which lists the title of the play, a 5 sentence or less description of the play, and a list of characters – (again please make sure there is nothing in this file that identifies the author) 
– A separate title page with the title of the play, your name, address, phone number, email, and a brief bio (optional). A $20.00 entry fee Other Guidelines: 
Plays must be accessible to a primarily English-speaking audience. Plays should require no more than 7 actors. Musicals should require no more than 12 actors. The story should be told in less than 2.5 hours including a 15 minute intermission. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript for this contest. Plays may not be under option or scheduled for a professional production at the time of submission. East West Players reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason. Scripts will be judged by a distinguished committee of theatre and industry professionals through a blind evaluation process. Previous judges have included Tony winning playwright David Henry Hwang, playwright Julia Cho, and Carmen Smith (Vice President Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering) 

Submission period: October 1 – January 5, 2015 Deadline extended toJanuary 12, 2015 

Notification: June 2015 
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