We’re about to kick off Baltimore’s 20th annual ten-minute play festival!
At the closing performance of this summer’s Variations on The End, we revealed the winning theme by audience vote for next year’s project. Get ready for VARIATIONS ON COURAGE! The Variations Party will be held the afternoon of Saturday, January 13th from 2pm to 5pm at Strand Theater. This party is where we’ll generate source material to inspire 2024’s authors. That includes YOU! The Variations Project encourages participation from all levels of writing experience. We look forward to a fun afternoon with new friends and old.
After the party, it’s time to start writing. Our submission deadline will be March 1. Following the deadline, we’ll hold readings of all the plays we receive, with the authors present for discussion and to receive feedback. Writers will then have the opportunity to make revisions before final selections are made.
Shortly after the readings, we will announce the group of roughly 8 to 12 plays which will be produced on stage—and start rehearsals! VARIATIONS ON COURAGE will appear on stage next summer. Jalice Ortiz-Corral, who helmed this year’s Variations on The End, will direct again. Actor friends: please note that these cold submission readings also serve as auditions for the production ensemble. If you’re interested in performing with us, they’re your best shot. And they’re fun! As always, Rapid Lemon Productions pays all their artists a small stipend. Playwrights whose work is chosen for the summer show will receive a small royalty.
Those who miss the party, but still want to take part, have no fear: we will post images and videos from the event on our website shortly afterward.
The Variations Party is free and open to the public.
Strand Theater is located at 5426 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214. Street parking is available on Harford Road and in nearby blocks.
Questions? Email us at VariationsProject@gmail.com