To submit your story for consideration, please fill out the following form for producer Nicole Stewart. Your story must be true, have happened to you, and should be approximately 1200 words in length. Your submission will be considered a first draft. The most compelling stories possess a clear beginning, middle and end that connects directly with the theme. In the beginning, share the context of your life before the story happened. Along the way, let us in on why you made the choices you did and how you were thinking and feeling at the time. In the end, reflect on how you have changed because of your story.
Be sure to include the show for which you’d like to be considered. You may submit for multiple shows, just send separately.
If you are accepted, then you’ll go through an editing process to pull forth the truthiest, juiciest parts of your story and get you ready for the stage. You’ll attend a rehearsal and on the night of the show you’ll read your story from the page.
Below you’ll find the list of shows. See which you respond to instinctively. What we’re looking for here is either a literal or a figurative take on the theme. There are a couple ideas listed with each theme, but feel free to come up with your own unique take.
Casting is on a continuous basis. The shows will be cast well in advance so get your submission(s) in as soon as you can for the best chance to participate.
*Please note: All shows are on Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm at The MAC with a two-hour mandatory rehearsal the Saturday prior from 12-2pm. Be sure to confirm your availability for both the performance and the rehearsal before submitting.
Upcoming Themes & Story Suggestions
Under the Gun
March 26th (submission deadline = Friday March 1st @ 5pm)
Stories about guns, hunting, a shoot-out, armed robbery, or high-pressure situations/deadlines
Miss the Boat
April 23rd (submission deadline = Friday March 29th @ 5pm)
Stories of boats of any kind, or a time or pattern of times when you missed out on a major opportunity or fear of missing out on something
May 14th (submission deadline = Friday, April 26th @ 5pm)
Stories of any stripe having to do with school or college (go wild here) or tales of chivalry or other old world ways of life, i.e.”back in the day”