New to SiP 2010: Play Reading Series

Shakespeare in Paradise is looking for submissions of play scripts for our new Play Reading Series, to be launched this October.

What: This year, we’re looking for original (unproduced) scripts by Bahamians and Bahamian residents, to be read during the Festival in informal parlour readings. Parlour readings are part of an old tradition in drama, where readers get together, take on parts in a play, and perform a complete reading of the theatrical work.

Who: We’re also looking for individuals who are interested in joining us to read the scripts. If you audition and aren’t right for a part, or if you can’t attend the auditions, or if you just don’t feel ready to go on stage in front of a full audience but plan to someday, or if you simply enjoy drama, we’re interested in you, and we welcome you to participate in the play readings.

Why: We’re looking to expand the pool of local Bahamian works! Plays will be heard by representatives from local production groups, and by members of Shakespeare in Paradise. Who knows? Your play may be picked up for production in future festivals!!

How to submit or volunteer: Email Toni Francis at tfrancis (at) with the subject line SIP Play Readings. In the email, please include your name, email, and contact number; include the play as an attachment (Word format).

Questions?: Contact Toni Francis, School of English Studies, The College of the Bahamas.

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