Carrollwood Players Theatre is seeking a boy or girl, 3rd through 7th grade, to learn how to direct.
If interested in being part, please click the button below. Please indicate your name, age, and why you are interested.
Selected student will need to attend auditions on December 2 & 3 to help select actors and attend photoshoot, limited rehearsals and tech week. They will learn hands-on behind-the-scenes of running a live theatre production.
2018 KIDSPEAK Winners
Submissions are Now Closed.
Carrollwood Players Theatre is seeking boys and girls, 3rd through 7th grade, to write original, short 10 minute plays for Kidspeak, a youth playwriting competition now in its fourth year in The CWP Black Box theatre.
Beginning May 1, 2018, the contest is open to all students, 3rd through 7th grade. There is no cost to submit a play online. To be considered, online registration is required, with parent/guardian/educator approval, and script must be uploaded by November 16, 2018. Registration will close midnight November 16, 2018.
Eight playwrights be will notified in beginning of December 2018 that their plays were selected to be performed in the Black Box competition.
Each selected playwright will receive a complimentary ticket to see his or her show performed. First, second, and third place winner will be announced at the close of last performance, based upon audience and judges’ vote and will receive a trophy.
Plays must be original.
Unless student is reimagining the concept to make his own idea, plays that copy the exact plotline of existing movies and books will not be considered.
The script can be on any topic with a maximum of 4 characters.
The play should tell a short story using dialogue to show opening, action, and resolution. Play needs beginning, middle, and recognizable end.
Story must occur in no more than two locations. (The set in the CWP Black Box is extremely minimal.)
Story should use very limited props, as the cast is holding scripts.
Cover sheet of play should have title, student’s name, parent’s telephone number, and/or parent’s e-mail. The student’s information should not appear anywhere else in the script.
First page should provide name of characters and brief description of personality.
Please do not list what the character looks like. Adult actors portraying characters will not be able to match the identities.
Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes long, no more than 5 pages, typed, numbered, and double-spaced.
Plays can be saved as Word doc, Word docx, rtf, txt, or PDF file and uploaded online.
Registration must be submitted and scripts uploaded by November 16, 2018.
Plays that do not follow the above format requirements will be immediately disqualified from entry.
Talented adult actors will audition, rehearse and finally, perform your play as a staged reading on Friday February 8 through Sunday, February 10.
Please complete the entry form below:
(If you have any issues with submitting, provide the information listed in the form and email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.) File is not submitted until you scroll down to SUBMIT button. This may require desktop computer to properly submit.)
Carrollwood Players is proud to offer theatre for all with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commisioners.
Our Mainstage and Black Box shows are presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
2018-2019 Ticket Prices – General Admission
Non Musical Ticket Prices
$23 adults under 62 $20 seniors (age 62+) $20 students, military (with I.D.)
Musical Ticket Prices
$27 adults under 62 $24 seniors (age 62+) $24 students, military (with I.D.)
Black Box Ticket Prices
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