Heller Theatre Company is pleased to announce
Heller Shorts 2017:
“The Dog 8 My Shorts”
Heller Theatre Company
Nick Lutke, Community Affairs Coordinator
(TULSA, OK) Heller Theatre Company is pleased to announce Heller Shorts 2017 – The Dog 8 My
Shorts. This is the eighth year for the popular event, and the opening production of HTC’s
2017-2018 season. Script submissions will be open to all Oklahoma residents.
This year will feature eight plays no more than eight minutes in length, by eight playwrights.
The theme for this year is “improbable excuses” and all plays should have an outlandish excuse
at the core of the script. Submissions will be accepted March 1-April 30, 2017 and winning
playwrights will be notified by the end of May if their script has been chosen for production.
A new twist for our eighth anniversary will feature a “Shorts Idol” award given to the short play
selected as best scripted, acted, directed and produced. The playwright whose script is chosen
will be invited to write a longer piece to be produced later in the season alongside a piece by
HTC Playwright in Residence, David Blakely. The selection for the winning piece will be made by
a combination of audience voting and judge’s points. This award is in addition to the annual
“Stuff Our Shorts” fundraising effort which selects an “audience favorite.”
Those interested in entering a script in Heller Shorts should visit the Heller Theatre Company
website at www.hellertheatreco.com/hs8/
to review specific guidelines for submission.
Production will take place in September of this year.
Heller Theatre Company – Compelling. Provocative. Original.