Coming Monday, December 3rd
Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Chicago
a listen to past DEATHSCRIBE shows!
2011 Bloody Axe winner, Jessica Wright Buha
Radio Play: "Alabama Mermaid"
Directed by: Carolyn Hoerdemann
2010 Bloody Axe winner, David Schmidt
Radio Play: "The Change in Buckett County"
Directed by: Carolyn Klein
DEATHSCRIBE 2009 Bloody Axe winner, Chris Hainsworth
Radio Play: "Remembrance"
Directed by: Nic Diamond
DEATHSCRIBE 2008 Bloody Axe winner, Albert Gerber
Radio Play: "Dark and Stormy"
Directed by: Don Hall
DEADLINE: August 15th, 2012
FOR DEATHSCRIBE 2012
looking for 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative,
chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright
grotesque. We put no restrictions on contestants as to content or tone,
but keep in mind that we are a Horror Theatre. We take our horror seriously,
and so should you.
Scripts must be ready to produce - all sound and music cues included.
Details on format can be found below. Please be aware that these scripts,
if chosen, will be performed by no more than 6 actors, therefore if you
have more characters it will require double casting by the director of
5 scripts will be selected from all submissions. After being selected,
there will be an opportunity for the authors to refine, revise, and tighten
these scripts (if deemed necessary) in collaboration with WildClaw Theatre
These scripts will be rehearsed and presented as an evening of Live Radio
Drama with foley sound at the Mayne Stage in Chicago's Rogers Park and
recorded for a future WildClaw Blood Radio Podcast.
Deadline for submissions is midnight, August
Deathscribe selections will be “blind.” The title page should
include the title of the script, names of all authors, and the address,
phone/fax and email address of the author(s). The subsequent pages must
include only the manuscript title and page number and NO identifying
personal information (name, address, email, etc.) or it will be disqualified.
There will be a “Best of the Fest” award, with the winner
chosen by a celebrity panel of judges on the night of performance.
By submitting to WildClaw’s Deathscribe Radio Horror Festival,
you are stating that the script is your own work and has not been produced
or commissioned for pay by other theatre groups. Plays which have been
produced professionally are not eligible. Audio plays that have received
college/university productions only will be accepted.
By submitting your play and upon acceptance to WildClaw’s Deathscribe
Radio Horror Festival, you are granting WildClaw the exclusive, non-binding
rights to make copies of your work in all media - including print, digital,
film, video, audio, or other Internet formats - used to promote the Festival.
WildClaw Theatre will have the right to produce the selected scripts
for the WildClaw Theatre Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival, including
broadcast and/or webcast of the festival; however, WildClaw Theatre makes
no commitment to produce any script. The author retains all other rights
to his or her work.
Instructions to Submit
To submit electronically, please make sure your script is formatted correctly
according to the guidelines (see below) and submit your script as an
attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length. This includes all
sound effects, transitions and dialogue. The ENTIRE performance should
only last 10 minutes. (And preferably no shorter than 7 minutes. Please
read it aloud at home before submitting to check the running time.)
• Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration
in any year. Submit three or more, and the Literary Legion will be very,
very angry, and will choose which two they wish to read arbitrarily.
• PDF format is strongly preferred. If you don't have PDF, then only MS
Word please. All scripts must have a title page with all contact information,
but no identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.
Submissions must be in a standard font and no less than 12 point.
• NO SCREENPLAYS. SCREENPLAYS WILL BE DISCARDED.
WE KNOW THEM WHEN WE SEE THEM. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)
• DO NOT submit full-length plays for consideration in Deathscribe. They
will be discarded. If you wish to submit a full-length horror play to
WildClaw, see our general submission guidelines.
Scripts should follow radio drama format. Helpful suggestions and examples are available here from the BBC writers' room
(not affiliated with the WildClaw Deathscribe Radio Play Festival).
• Writers will be notified by email if their script(s) get selected.
WildClaw Theatre’s Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival will take
place December 3, 2012.
• Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2012, at midnight.
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