Call for Projects

ETC is excited to be making our official CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS for work to be presented Nov. 6-15, 2020 at the 7th Annual Last Chance New Play Fest in Helena.


What is the Fest?

The Last Chance New Play Fest is a cooperative venture providing an opportunity for creative artists to develop, share, and celebrate their work in front of an audience, perhaps as a springboard to greater ventures. Steve Palmer's full length, one-man comedy, Boxed (LCNPF 2015) went on to be accepted into the United Solo Festival in New York City two years later.  Pretty Little White Heads, a one-act by Rebecca Ryland (LCNPF 2017) was selected for Riot Act's play festival in Jackson, Wyoming the same year. In 2019, Ross Peter Nelson's In the End (LCNPF 2016) was produced by Roaming Theatre of Santa Barbara.

Who should submit?

Any performance artists with a project to share with a local audience. Projects may include performances of anything from monologues, 10-minute plays, one-acts, and full-length comedies and dramas to storytelling, improv, clowning, or whatever your special magic is. Scripted material must be Montana-related or have been written by a Montana author. If your project is not a solo endeavor, one person should be designated as the producer to be the contact point with the Fest. Submitting a project does not commit you to a performance at this time. It is a notification of your intent to participate, and a means for us to evaluate which projects are suitable for the Fest.


When is the information due?

Your proposals are due on August 1, 2020. If selected for the Fest, you will be asked to make a firm commitment to the Fest by September 1, 2020. We will provide the performance venue, minimal lights and sound, and include your project in advertising and marketing.  We will also include your scheduled performances and a description of your project in our Fest Guide which is distributed at various locations around town. However, each project is intended to be “self-produced” and ready for performance in front of an audience by November . Projects will be performed 1-5 times during the Fest based on available slots and on the availability dates listed on your Finalized Project Form.

Where do I submit a proposal?

Please email to request a proposal form.


Are there other opportunities for me in the Fest?

Please help us spread the word by sharing this email with other Montana performance artists. If you don't want to produce a project, but are interested in participating as an actor, director, stage manager, production assistant, or volunteer of any kind, please email us at the address above or at We welcome your talents, time, and support. We are also looking for ten-minute play scripts for Montana Short Cuts which is produced by the Fest.

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