January 11, 2017
Following the success of our World’s Fair Play Festival, Queens Theatre is undertaking Park Plays.
Park Plays is a festival of ten short plays exploring and celebrating the events, environs, and denizens of Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Five plays will be commissioned from internationally known playwrights, and half will be selected from an open submissions process.
Performed by an ensemble of eight actors, Park Plays will celebrate some of what makes Flushing Meadows Corona Park unique: from the Unisphere, the US Open and Arthur Ashe Stadium, Citi Field, the Playground for All Children, the Hall of Science, and the NY State Pavilion to wheelchair basketball and dragon boat races. Flushing Meadows Corona Park represents much of what the borough of Queens and the city of New York aspire to be: a commons for all, a place for learning and relaxation, an inclusive and nurturing playground for young and old.
Playwrights interested in submitting their work for consideration should send their play and a short bio as two PDFs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Plays must be no longer than ten pages. Previously produced plays will not be accepted. Submissions will close February 12, 2017. We encourage all writers to visit the park and investigate its many traditions and cultures. You can find more information about the park online at https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/flushing-meadows-corona-park/