Double (XX) Fest 2.0: The Journey Begins

The Reading and Selection Process

by Carolynne Wilcox, Double (XX) Fest 2.0 Curator

Shortly after a very successful inaugural Double (XX) Fest last spring, we once again began the task of calling for new play submissions from female playwrights.

After announcements were posted in playwriting publications both print and online around the region, country and world, the scripts started to pour in. What started as a trickle of submissions in summer and early fall ended up in what, by the deadline (Dec 14), felt like Niagara Falls coming towards us with 300 plus submissions from every corner of the globe!

Since October 2011, a bunch of us have been busy little reader bees. The theatre was fortunate again, this year, to have LOTS of reading help, and we wish to thank Kristina Hauptfeuhrer, Samantha Sherman, Kirby Lindsay, Norene Sterling, Jessica Stepka, Rebecca Parker O’Neil, Lenore Bensinger, Kaitie Huffman and MOST ESPECIALLY Persephone Vandegrift, Katherine Karaus, Maureen Hawkins, Katie Haster and Catherine Smith for their HERCULEAN efforts with that reading task.

This week, the selection committee (Carolynne Wilcox, Catherine Smith and Katie Haster) will make final script selections. 16-20 short plays (15 minutes or less) will be chosen from the final tier of 67 scripts!

Stay tuned…


1 Comment

  1. Wish I could be there! Love the photo on this post, by the way.

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