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Playwrights... submit a new work that will compete to be TIP's first ever NEW WORK!


Where are we in the process?

The three finalist have been chosen and we are anxiously awaiting their final scripts and scores which are due next Friday!!  The winning script will be announced on or before November 6.

Here are a few things we asked them to keep these things in mind when creating their piece:


  • Piece cannot have been previously produced.

  • Lighthearted, holiday themed preferred.

  • The plot of the piece does not need to revolve around a holiday, but elements of all holiday cheer would be appreciated.

  • 2 actors - actors playing multiple characters is encouraged but not required. Single characters are perfectly acceptable.

  • 45-60 minutes in length.

  • Plays, plays with music, and musicals will be accepted, but original musicals are preferred.

  • Any music used in either a play or musical must be original or in the public domain.

  • All styles of music will be accepted.

  • If music is performed live only piano or single instrument accompaniment will be allowed.

  • Pre-recorded musical tracks are acceptable.

  • Opportunities for song and dance are encouraged!

  • Pieces with multiple locations will be accepted, but please be mindful of locations and technical requirements.  As the production will be produced in the Black Box theatre a unit set production is preferred, but if locations can be traveled to representationally or easily multiple location pieces will be considered.

Process and Important Dates:

~November 15-19 – Workshop week with director, playwright, composer, designers and cast
~November 11-Decemeber 3 – Rehearsals
~December 6-10 – Tech Week

~December 11 – 20 – Virtual Performances

Opening Night: December 11 at 7pm

December 12 - 2pm, 7:30pm
December 13 - 2pm
December 18 - 7:30pm
December 19 - 2p, 7:30pm
December 20 - 2pm