LiveWire established VisionFest in 2008 as a community-driven festival featuring new, unique guidelines each year chosen by a public vote. Each year, we choose 6 to 10 plays to present at the festival. Programs are provided with ample space for the audience to offer feedback to the playwrights on their piece. View submission map.
Past VisionFest guidelines have been:
- VisionFest 2008 -- Surrouding the theme of Control
- VF2009 -- Taking place on a Street Corner
- VisionFest 3 -- Surrounding the theme of Feast; and utilizing the line, "I can't remember the last time we were all together."
- VF4 -- Inspired by Breanne Duffy's Rockets or Josephine Ferorelli's Untitled
For this year's festival, LiveWire asked the community, What "Play on 5" should VisionFest submissions be guided by? With 25% of the vote, Johnny 5 is Alive -- plays dealing with technology's influence on society (or what happens when things short circuit) is the unique guideline playwrights must follow when writing plays for VisionFest 5.
PLAY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: SUBMISSIONS CLOSED.
Plays must deal with technology's influence on society (or what happens when things short circuit). Submissions were open to local, regional, national and international playwrights.
- Only original material may be submitted.
- LiveWire ONLY accepts online submissions.
- Submissions should be formatted as a PDF (.pdf) or Word Doc (.doc) with the title of the play as the name of the file (i.e., My-Awesome-Play.doc).
- Do not include playwrights' name on any of the pages in the document.
- In the body of the email, please include: Playwrights' Name, Title of Play, Email Address, Phone Number and Current City of Residence.
- Submissions were open Jan 15 through Apr 15. (Any submissions sent outside of these dates will be discarded.)
- Plays must be between 1 to 10 minutes in length; 1 to 10 pages depending on density of material. (Any scripts over 10 minutes will be discarded.)
- One submission per playwright will be considered.
- Previously produced scripts will NOT be accepted.