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Live Arts is accepting ideas from artists and community members for next season

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In keeping with its mission to forge theater and community, Live Arts is accepting suggestions until December 15th for “bold, evocative plays and musicals,” whether it may be a play you would like to direct, or a play deserving of a Charlottesville or U.S. premiere, or perhaps a group-devised piece, or simply a play that you would like to see on a Live Arts stage. Is there a performance-based piece you would care to present to an audience, in:



performance art

site-specific work

slam poetry


The Deadline for submissions is midnight December 15th, and there are a few brief guidelines:

In one or two paragraphs, describe your particular idea, play or project, and mention any special production elements that it could require, or any collaborators you may have (or need to have), and a date range for any time period other than the present.

Submissions should be kept to less than one page, in 12 point font, and should Include a resume or bio that highlights any prior experience, if any. Send submission to Tracie Skipper, Director of Volunteers at: and in the Subject line: SUBMISSION 2014/15 SEASON or stop by the Live Arts administrative offices on the 4th floor, at 123 E. Water St. in downtown Charlottesville.

"We’re most interested in pieces that might not find a home elsewhere in Charlottesville. Pieces that push boundaries, pieces that speak to both heart and mind. Humor is always good. Theatricality, feasibility, and accessibility will be considered. Works with big ideas or multi-ethnic and broad world views are especially encouraged. Your proposal could be for one night, for a festival, or for a full-fledged four-week run. Keep in mind, while Live Arts dreams big we are a not-for-profit powered by volunteers”

If you’re sending in ideas only, for plays or musicals that you would like to see or to be involved with for the next season, please keep the list to 15 or so; and if you are the lead artist –- the director, playwright, originator, etc. -- please send only 2 proposals.

The Live Arts production of "The Philadelphia Story," by Philip Barry opens on Friday, December 13“…they don’t make plays like this anymore, and a romp with the rich and witty is a good tonic for economically sapped times.” -The Chicago Sun Times

Tracy Lord, a vivacious young socialite, is about to be married to high society newbie, George Kittridge. Everything is going perfectly until Tracy is simultaneously visited by both her ex-husband, Dexter Haven and the reporter sent to cover her wedding, Mike Connor. With the love quadrilateral complete, serious hijinks ensue and one question will be on everyone’s lips. Which man will she choose?



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