New Plays from the Heartland

2017-new-plays-from-the-heartland-slider-copy2017 COMPETITION OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Give us your best idea!  Heartland Theatre is seeking new one-act plays with no particular theme this year. We heard your requests and listened.  So write us a play!

About the NPH Project

The Mike Dobbins Memorial New Plays from the Heartland (NPH) provides Midwestern playwrights a chance to share their original plays with residents of Central Illinois. Heartland Theatre Company solicits new, never-produced one-act plays from writers in nine Midwestern States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Play submissions are judged for excellence by a panel of judges who review all of the submitted plays to choose the top six entries. The six finalists are then sent without identification to a final judge, an experienced playwright with national prominence, who chooses the final three plays for a staged reading at our theatre.

The three winning plays are presented as fully staged readings (costumes, lighting, props, blocking) on July 14, 15 and 16.  On July 13, our guest playwright offers a forum for playwrights with tips for writing successful plays. On July 14, our guest playwright conducts a master class with the winning playwrights.

Information about the competition here.

Heartland Theatre Company is dedicated to providing playwrights a forum for recognition in our theatre and our community.

Funded in part by the Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant