The Big Shout Out is our occasional call for entries for new work submissions, traditionally full-length plays by women+.

Echo Theatre's BIG SHOUT OUT 3
International New Play Contest for Women+ Playwrights
Call for Entries will begin MARCH 15, 2021! Check back for Instructions.

If you are a playwright and self-identify as woman+, you are invited to enter one play or play-with-music (one-act or full-length) to Echo's 3rd BIG SHOUT OUT International New Play Contest. Six Finalist Honorees will be selected and those playwrights each receive a $150 prize. Echo will have the option to present their script twice in our 2022 Echo Reads Performance Reading Series. One Winner receives a $1000 Royalty and (depending on the script's state of readiness) the winning play will be featured either as a workshop production or mainstage regional premiere in Season 24.   

 

                                           Call for Entries will begin MARCH 15, 2021.

BIG SHOUT OUT 3 GUIDELINES

  • Please limit submission to one play per playwright.

  • There are no readers' fees or contest fees for the Big Shout Out.

  • Scripts should be unpublished and past workshop productions are fine.

  • Scripts should be primarily written for English-language audiences

  • Other languages may be in the script, as long as English is the primary language.

  • We are requesting Digital Submissions Only. No Paper copies accepted.

  • Please submit via Email and include a cover letter in the body of the Email.

  • This is a Blind Reading Contest, so please no docs with your name in the script.

  • Contact info on your Cover Letter only. Our Contest Staff will log your entry.

  • Every submission will be read and assigned points based on story/theme, language/dialogue, form, theatricality and aspects unique to itself.

  • All cast sizes considered. 

    Winning Scripts had cast sizes ranging from 2 to 13.
  • Please attach your short bio along with your submission. Thanks!

A Note to Playwrights...

Echo Theatre enjoys plays that encourage learning, growing, and evolving together as people and as an institution. We look for work that cries out to be performed in a theatrical setting. Experiments in form and language can inspire and a wild comedy will always be a favorite. Social Activism through theater can be impactful. We have a special love for new works about historical characters and we pledge to consistently offer rich and compelling creative work with high quality artistic effort.

We will look for your entry when the Call goes out on March 15.

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PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE BIG SHOUT OUT

Winners of the 2019 Big Shout Out Special Project: #WRITENOW

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In response to the #metoo and #timesup movements, Echo Theatre called for monologues and devised a compelling new work distilled from 14 diverse female stories on sexual harassment. Click HERE to visit 2019's Voices of #MeToo.

Winner of the Big Shout Out 2

THE ADVENTURES OF FLO AND GREG

by Briana Pozner

 

"Everyday Super-Heroes Fighting Modern Day Demons"

Directed by Terri Ferguson

 

September 10-26, 2015

 

Bath House Cultural Center / White Rock Lake Park

CAST

Flo - Chandler Ryan

Greg - Matt Holmes

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Producer/Stage Manager - Alett Gray

Tech Director - Bryan Douglas

Master Electrician/Carpenter - Alexander Ferguson

Set Design - Randy Bonifay

Light Design - Bob McVay

Sound Design - Graeme Bice

Costume Design - Melissa Perkins

Co-Prop Design - Lynn Mauldin and Rebekka Koepke

Box Office - Jordan Willis

Box Office - Alett Gray

Board Op - Jon Leitch

 

Winner of the Big Shout Out 1 (Three-Way Tie)

THE EARLY EDUCATION

OF CONRAD EPPLER

by Isabella Russell-Ides 

"What if the Myths we Believe in, Believe in Us?"

Directed by Pam Myers-Morgan

 

February 9-25, 2012

 

Bath House Cultural Center / White Rock Lake Park

CAST

Sister Mary Extraordinary - Ellen Locy

Sister Merry Berry - Kateri Cale

Sister Subordinary - Lisa Anne Haram

Luce - David Lugo

Kilowatt - David Meglino

Conrad Epplar - Jennings Humphries

Alethia - Kylie Zeko

Roica - Matthew Clark

Miss Demeanor - Miller Pyke

Honeycomb/Epiphany - Tatum Zeko

Honeycomb/Epiphany - Wendy Blackburn

Wing Sergeant - Tamitha Curiel

Wing Sergeant - Stephanie Butler

CREATIVE TEAM

Producer -Terri Ferguson

Production Assistant - James Stroman

Asst. Director - Carolyn McCormick

Stage Manager - Jordan Willis

Asst. Stage Manager - Alett Gray

Set Design - Christopher Jenkins

Light Design - Jaymes Gregory

Sound Design - Graeme Bice

Costume Design - -Ryan Matthieu Smith

Co-Prop Design - Rebekka Koepke and Lynn Mauldin

             

Winner of the Big Shout Out 1 (Three-Way Tie)

A MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN

by Cathy Tempelsman 

"Is George Eliot - the most popular writer of the age - secretly a woman, and living in sin?"

Directed by David Meglino

 

September 8-24, 2011

 

Bath House Cultural Center / White Rock Lake Park

CAST

George Eliot - Emily Scott Banks

George Henry Lewes - Russell Schultz

Isaac Evans - Randy Pearlman

John Blackwood - Scott Milligan

Novel Woman - Morgan McClure

George Combs - Adrian S. Churchill

Barbara Bodichon - Jessica Cavanaugh

Herbert Spencer - Brian Witkowicz

Edward - Jordan Willis

CREATIVE TEAM

Set Design - Cindy Ernst
Costume Design - Caitlin Rain
Lighting Design - Jaymes Gregory
Sound Design - Pam Myers-Morgan
Prop Design - Rebekka Koepke and Lynne Mauldin
Dialect Coach - Elly Lindsay
Board Operator - Bryan Douglas

 

Winner of the Big Shout Out 1 (Three-Way Tie)

THE EXECUTIONER'S SONS

by Catherine Bush

 

"Once upon a time, there were four little boys who lived in the tower of London."

 

Directed by Terri Ferguson

 

February 5-19, 2011

 

Bath House Cultural Center / White Rock Lake Park

CAST

Henry Tatersall - Wm. Paul Williams

Kate Tatersall - Jessica Cavanagh

John Tatersall - Lily McCollum

Thomas Tatersall - Stuart Lee Williams

Prince Edward V - Jaxon Beeson

Richard, Duke of York - Marlhy Murphy

Duke of Gloucester - Kevin Moore

Lord Hastings - Jack O'Donnell

Shane Beeson - Hooded Henchman

CREATIVE TEAM

Kateri Cale - Co-Producer

David Meglino - Co-Producer

Alett Gray - Stage Manager

Bryan Wofford - Set Designer

Ally Elsey - Costume Designer

Graeme Bice - Sound Designer

Jaymes Gregory - Lighting Designer

Tish Mussey - Properties Designer

Erin Keller - Dramaturg               

Bo Barron - Box Office Manager

Linda Marie Ford - Publicity Manager

Jessica Cavanagh - Patron Outreach Manager

Shane Beeson - Kid Wrangler

Lucas Barnes - Board Operator

 

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