Native Radio Theatre (NRT) Calls for Scripts

LINCOLN, Neb. -- To share the art of storytelling, the Native American Public Telecommunications Native Radio Project has a call out for radio play scripts. This is a project of the Native American Public Telecommunications and Native Voices at The National Autry Center with planning funds from the Ford Foundation. The script entry deadline is November 15, 2005, and to get application procedure information visit . The goal of NRT project is to bring audio theater to the American Indian Radio on Satellite by Native authors, theater and recording artists. Click here for more information.

Selections will be announced during mid-April 2006. Native American and Canadian First Nations theatre companies, authors and playwrights who are located in the United States are eligible. The criteria for submission is short works, 10-minute plays and one-acts will be considered. Existing plays from theatre companies will be considered, based on the panel members' assessment of their adaptability to an audio production.

Like any good theater, radio theater always beings with a well written, perceptive, entertaining script. Use of sound and appropriateness to the medium is considered. The applicant must secure production, performance broadcast and recording rights. Any genres will be considered with preference given to contemporary Native stories.

Application Process

Complete and sign application form. Submit six copies of the script, using 8.5 x 11 paper with 1-inch margins and a 12-point standard typeface. The title page should include the title of the script, names of all authors, name and address, phone and fax numbers, and email address of the corresponding author. The subsequent pages should include only the manuscript title and page numbers. The judging will be "blind."

Submit the $15 readers fee with the application package. Include a self-addressed stamped postcard for receipt notification. Send to NAPT, PO Box 83111, Lincoln, NE 68501, or street address: 1800 N. 33rd St. Lincoln, NE 68583.

For more information about the project and opportunities for Native Theater and audio artists, visit or . For more information about National Audio Theatre Festivals visit . NAPT is a non-profit radio and television program development and distribution organization based in Lincoln, Neb. at Nebraska Educational Telecommunications with a mission to support the creation, distribution and promotion of Native Public Media.