Monday, May 21, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
   Edge Fest 2018 is this week!

     
Meet Our Playwrights here!

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
   We are pleased to announce, The Edge Fest 2018 selected plays.

   The Edge Fest Eight 2018:
     A Biology Lesson by Sandy Dietrick
     A Mist Upon The Window by Nick Rafello
     A Playwright’s Dream by Jonathon Ward
     Jump by Gina Femia
     Longshot by Aren Haun
     Pardoning The Turkeys by Peter Dakutis
     The Way It Really Truly Almost Was by Brendan Healy
     Waxing Poetic by Steve Flowers

   The Edge Fest Eight will receive a full production on Friday, May 25 and Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Birdhouse Theatre.


   The EdgeFest 2018 Top 25 / Semi-finalists:
     172 Push-Ups by Scott Mullen
     Alive by Jennifer Stafford
     All The Answers by Mark Cornell
     Anna’s Wings by Angela Jackson-Brown
     English Majors by Donna Warwick
     Flight of the Cows by Rex McGregor
     Forgiveness by Albi Gorn
     Harassment by William Ivor Fowkes
     I Got You, Babe by Anthony L. Mariani
     Just That Sort Of Day by Lawson Caldwell
     Locker 142 by W.L. Newkirk
     Manhunt by Teri Foltz
     My Scale Is Lying To Me by Scott Mullen
     Naked by Morley Shulman
     Trofimov, A Student by William Orem
     Undone by Diane Sampson We Need To Talk by Loretta Bolger Wish
     

Friday, April 13, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
   Leveling Up opens today!
   Check out The Union-Recorder's article here.

Monday, January, 2018 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
We are pleased to announce Edge Fest 2018!

EDGE FEST 2018 INFO:
   Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th.
   The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 26th following the final production.

   Plays with a previous production preferred, but not necessary (staged readings included). Sorry, no musicals. There is a $5 submission fee.

   The seven selected plays will be announced in early April.
   The seven selected plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
   Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. Playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but attendance is not required.

   SUBMISSION PROCESS:
   EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

      1) The subject line MUST be the TITLE OF YOUR PLAY, followed by Edge Fest 2018. (ORANGE FLOWERS: Edge Fest 2018)
      2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
         Title of the play
         Playwright’s contact information:
         Full name
         Full mailing address
         Phone number(s) AND email address
         Production history including readings.
      3) Attach the play to the email in PDF, DOC or DOCX format as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
      The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
      The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
      4) DEADLINE is Saturday, March 10, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.

                                                                                                      

Sunday, May 28, 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Congratulations to our 2017 Edge Fest Winners!
   Audience Choice Award
   1st - Cafe d'Automatique by Dave Hanson
   2nd - Priority Shipping by Will Morris
   3rd - Character Assassination by Robert O'Connell

   Judge's Award
   1st - Priority Shipping by Will Morris
   2nd - Compos Mentis by Marilyn Millstone
   3rd - Gospel According to Bowser by Dan Borengasser.

Monday, May 22, 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
EdgeFest 2017 is this week!
-Checkout Broadway World Atlanta and their article about EdgeFest.


-Meet Our 2017 Playwrights here.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Birdhouse Theatre and Edge Fest 2017 are thrilled to announce the eight selected plays for production on May 26 and May 27.
The Edge Fest Eight:
   Buster & Johnny - Jim Vejvoda
   Cafe d'Automatique - Dave Hanson
   Character Assassination - Robert O'Connell
   Compos Mentis - Marilyn Millstone
   Gospel According to Bowser - Dan Borengasser
   Never Too Old - Larry Nadler + Jose Torres
   Priority Shipping - Will Morris
   Turn!Turn!Turn! - Bara Swain
   Congratulations!



Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
TOP 25! (Yes, we know there are 27) We are pleased to announce our Top 25 Finalists for Edge Fest 2017:
     A Balancing Act - Carl L. Williams
     Bad Night at the Birdhouse - Lonnie McGuire
     Bless Me Father - Joe Starzyk
     Bodega - Adam Seidel
     Bread - Randy Lee Gross
     Buster & Johnny - Jim Vejvoda
     Buzzkill - Rollin Jewett
     Cafe d'Automatique - Dave Hanson
     Character Assassination - Robert O'Connell
     Closet Case - Judd Lear Silverman
     Color Me Screwed - Nedra Pezold Roberts
     Compos Mentis - Marilyn Millstone
     Curtain Call - George Plautz
     Don't Call Me Cupid - Jonathan Cook
     Dress - Naga Nataka
     Flight Pattern - Lezlie Revelle
     Freedom We Fear - Lewis Morrow
     Gospel According to Bowser - Dan Borengasser
     Never Give Up - James Hutchinson
     Never Too Old - Veronica Torres
     The Off Chance - Teri Foltz
     Priority Shipping - Will Morris
     Schrodinger Takes His Cat To The Vet - Douglas Rees
     Skin Deep - Kristin A. Hanratty
     The Wedding - Joe Weintraub
     Turn!Turn!Turn! - Bara Swain
     Welfare - Anne Flanagan

Sunday, March 16, 2017
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      The submission window for Edge Fest 2017 is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted! We look forward to reading everyone's work and
       hope to be making announcements in mid to late April. For more submission opportunities, visit PlaySubmissionsHelper.com/blog

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      We are pleased to announce Edge Fest 2017!



      EDGE FEST 2017
      INFO:
      Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 26th and Saturday, May 27th.
      The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 27th following the final production.

      Plays must have had a previous production, staged readings included. Sorry, no musicals.
      There is a $5 submission fee.

      The seven selected plays will be announced in earl April.
      The seven winning plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
      Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. The seven selected playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but
      attendance is not required.

      SUBMISSION PROCESS:

            EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

            1) The subject line MUST be EDGE FEST 2017, followed by the title of your play. (EDGE FEST 2017 Submission: ORANGE FLOWERS)
            2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
                Title of the play
                Playwright’s contact information:
                Full name
                Full mailing address
                Phone number(s) AND email address
                Production history
            3) Attach the play to the email as pdf or in word as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
                The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
                The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
                .pdf or .doc are the only formats we accept.
            4) DEADLINE is Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.

                                                                                                                                                   

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      What an amazing weekend! The reviews were great and the audiences were wonderful! We are proud to announce our winners.

     Audience Choice Award:
     1st: Little Black Dress by Bara Swain
     2nd: The Third Person by Dan Borengasser
     3rd: The Nude by W.L. Newkirk

     Judges Award:
     1st: Little Black Dress by Bara Swain
     2nd: The Nude by W.L. Newkirk
     3rd: A Dog Dreams by Jeffrey Fischer Smith

     Congratulations to all involved!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       Learn all about our selected Edge Fest playwrights.
      

Monday, May 9, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       EdgeFest Full Cast Announced! EdgeFest Theatre Announced. Visit the EdgeFest page for all the info.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       WINNERS Announced! - We are thrilled to announce the seven selected plays for production on May 27- 28:
              A Dog Dreams - Jeffrey Fischer Smith
              Already Forgotten - Tony Pasqualini
              Ava Maria - Anne Flanagan
              Chisholm Trail - Olga Humphrey
              Little Black Dress - Bara Swain
              The Nude - W.L. Newkirk
              The Third Person - Dan Borengasser
       Congratulations!

Monday, April 18, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
       FINALISTS Announced! - We are pleased to announce the 17 finalists for Edge Fest 2016:
              A Dog Dreams - Jeffrey Fischer Smith
              Aces - Leland Frankel
              Already Forgotten - Tony Pasqualini
              Ava Maria - Anne Flanagan
              Chisholm Trail - Olga Humphrey
              Digging Up Hoffa - Dave Carley
              Little Black Dress - Bara Swain
              Maxine - Paul Kalburgi
              Tango Mike - Aleks Merilo
              Terminal - Anne Welsbacher
              The Nude - W.L. Newkirk
              The Third Person - Dan Borengasser
              The Wisteria Bar- Sharon Dilworth
              Threatened Panda Fights Back - Rex McGregor
              Undone - Diane Sampson
              Welcome To Afterlife - Eric Weil
              Yarn - Scott Mullen
       Congratulations! The 7 Selected plays to be performed at Edge Fest 2016 will be announced later this week.
       Thank you to everyone who submitted. Our decision was difficult with the abundance of rich plays. The future of theatre is alive and well!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      The submission window for Edge Fest is officially closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted.
      We are looking forward to reading everyone's work and hope to be making announcements by April 15, 2016.
      For more submission opportunities, visit PlaySubmissionsHelper.com/blog for a list of tons of contests and other play submission opportunities.

Friday, January 15, 2016 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
      We are pleased to officially announce Edge Fest 2016!



      EDGE FEST 2016
      INFO:
      Seven selected plays will receive two full productions as part of Edge Fest on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th.
      The Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and Audience Choice Award ($100) will be announced Saturday, May 28th following the final production.

      Plays may have previous productions, but unproduced work is preferred. Sorry, no musicals.
      There is a $5 submission fee.

      The seven selected plays will be announced by Friday, April 15th.
      The seven winning plays will receive two full productions, consideration for the Birdhouse Judge’s Award ($100) and the Audience Choice Award ($100).
      Playwrights will be provided with production photos and possibly video. The seven selected playwrights are encouraged to attend the festival, but
      attendance is not required.

      SUBMISSION PROCESS:

            EMAIL SUBMISSIONS TO: submissions@birdhousetheatre.com

            1) The subject line MUST be EDGE FEST 2016, followed by the title of your play. (EDGE FEST 2016 Submission: ORANGE FLOWERS)
            2) The BODY of the email MUST contain the following contact information:
                Title of the play
                Playwright’s contact information:
                Full name
                Full mailing address
                Phone number(s) AND email address
                Production history (if any)
            3) Attach the play to the email as pdf or in word as a BLIND SUBMISSION.
                The attached play must be free of any identifying information and/or contact information, including the cover page.
                The file should be titled the name of the play only, without any spaces or other identifying information (PlayTitle.pdf or PlayTitle.doc).
                .pdf or .doc are the only formats we accept.
            4) DEADLINE is Tuesday, March 15 by 11:59 p.m. EST. and MUST be accompanied by submission fee of $5.00 USD.


Birdhouse Theatre is an incubator for professionally driven artists, of multiple mediums, that recruits and nurtures talent, while delivering professional quality. Utilizing local and
outside talent, while educating and enhancing civic engagement of modern issues, we hope to create dividends of participants driven and motivated by the arts to be active
citizens. Richard Nelson recently wrote that a theatre at its essence is simply a kind of intimate human relationship between an artist and the audience. Today, television networks
fight for the rights to “time-sensitive” events where audiences share in a feeling at the same time. This is where theatres have and continue to thrive. All one needs is an empty
space and a shared amount of time where live human beings are in front of live human beings to share. Birdhouse Theatre seeks to continually provide a theatre experience that
creates culture, motivation, engagement, economic development, intelligence and growth of a community.