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All in the Timing cast strike dramatic poses
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Miami University Regionals Theatre

Hamilton Campus

Theatre is alive and well and happening in Studio 307 on Miami Regionals' Hamilton campus! Check out upcoming opportunities and attractions below.


Miami Writes

Playwrights:

Miami Writes is looking for you to submit a short play or a selected selection from a longer play. Miami Writes is open to the entire community for participation - students, staff, faculty, community members.

About the Reading:

November 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Studio 307 (307 Phelps Hall) on the Hamilton Campus

*A talkback follows each presentation immediately afterward. This portion of the evening should be part of the production in its entire; therefore, patrons are strongly encouraged to stay and participate. Each patron is given forms to fill out for each play. This is done to focus discussion and provide the playwrights with feedback not covered in the talkback session.

Submission: 

  • Please submit your play electronically to Bekka Eaton at eatonrl@miamioh.edu by 11:59pm on October 19, 2018. 
  • Maximum length presented at the reading is 10-15 minutes or shorter.
  • Each Playwright must submit only one play.
  • If you are submitting a longer one-act or full-length play, please be clear about what 10-15 minute section you would like to have read. You must include a clear and cogent recap of the action preceding and following the section of the play you are submitting. This will be for the audience’s information should your play be selected.
  • All playwrights must be able to attend the reading in person.

Guidelines:

  • It is highly recommended that you use either Times or Courier fonts. These are standard for play submission. If you do use another font, make sure it is a standard font available to all computers. A good guideline is to use only HTML fonts.
  • Scripts must be paginated and playwright’s last name must be on each page.
  • Clearly underline or highlight any stage directions you will need to be read aloud. A guide for what stage directions to include is to imagine what the audience will need to know that is happening visually. The less stage directions, the better your play will read.
    • Include a brief synopsis
    • Include the setting
    • Include brief character break-downs for each character
  • On a cover page include:
    • Contact phone number
    • Email
    • Playwright’s brief bio
  • If you are interested in receiving a play submission template for your submissions please contact Bekka at eatonrl@miamioh.edu

Actors:

  • If you are interested in being a part of this exciting evening of new plays contact Bekka at eatonrl@miamioh.edu and be the first to publicly perform these playwrights’ work. Actors call will be at 6:00pm on November 16, 2018 in Studio 307 (307 Phelps Hall).
  • There is no prep necessary. The process is designed to ensure your immediate response/interpretation, so we meet right before the reading to run over the plays quickly. Then we read them for the audience and the playwrights.
  • Being on the list does not guarantee you a spot. Logistics of casting numbers determine whom we can use.

Free Slam

About Free Slam:

Friday, October 5 and November 2 at 7:00PM
Studio 307 (307 Phelps Hall) on the Hamilton Campus

Anything goes at Free Slam. Music, stand-up, improv, dance, rap, poetry, fiction, non-fiction readings, cup-stacking, belly-dancing, fine art exhibits. What do you want to share? 

Procedure:

  • Doors Open and sign up begins at 7:00 PM-- You sign up for participation, but you are more than welcome to come and just be an audience member.
  • 7:30 PM--Free Slammage Begins. Everyone gets 10 minutes. You do not have to use the full 10 minutes, but you must limit yourself to 10 minutes.
  • We end at approximately 9:00, so get there early to get on this list before time runs out.

What type of material:

  • Anyone can participate, students, faculty, staff and community members.
  • Basically, anything you can come up with. Any type of material is welcomed and encouraged. For instance:
    • Of course, poetry of any type
    • Music
    • Stand Up
    • Rap
    • Prose
    • Improvisation
    • Speeches
    • Papers
    • Actors may want to work on monologues.
    • Scenes, monologues from new plays
    • The sky and beyond is the limit
  • NO CENSORSHIP!!! (Hate speech, however, will not be tolerated. The director will be the judge of the parameters of this term.)

For more information please contact Bekka Eaton at eatonrl@miamioh.edu.