NEW YORK CITY: A premiere showcase in the U.S. of new contemporary theater from around the world has issued a call for scripts.

Playwrights, directors, translators, literary agents, managers and advocates of international theatre are being asked to submit plays for consideration to the 2012 hotINK Festival, a series of readings of new work from around the world at the Lark Play Development Center.

The upcoming festival will be presented over five afternoons and evenings, March 22-26, 2012. Visit the following link to read the guidelines for submission at www.larktheatre.org/programs/hotINK.htm.   The deadline is October 15, 2011.

The festival is asking specifically for plays from other countries, in English, that have not yet had productions in the United States.

Last year’s hotINK Festival, the first to be presented at the Lark in its new digs, featured the work of Geert Genbrugge (Belgium); Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgaria); Elmar Maripuu (Canada); Marius von Mayenburg (Germany); Siddharth Kumar (India); Jessica Cooke (Ireland); Marjolein Bierens (The Netherlands); Zainabu Jallo (Nigeria); and Mixkaela Villalon (The Philippines.)  Directors and actors who participated last year included May Adrales, Michael Cerveris,  Rachel Chavkin, Michael Chernus, Kimberly Hebert Gregory,  Joe Grifasi, Edward Hibbert, Josh Hecht, Kevin Kuhlke, Ian Morgan, Elinor Renfield, Lisa Rothe, Giovanna Sardelli and Heidi Schreck.

Visiting playwrights from abroad will participate in formal and informal conversations with New York playwrights, in World Theatre Day activities, and in the possibility of forging future collaborations with one other and with New York theatre artists.

Email Catherine Coray, hotINK Festival Director at catherine@larktheatre.org if you have any questions.

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