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Call For


Theater ,
submitted by
Ramona Rotten


PLAGUE OF FILTH : A Call for Ten-Minute Plays and Performances

The Meat Machine is seeking submissions for our upcoming festival of ten-minute performances that transgress, disrupt, and subvert. We're looking for works that challenge societal norms, question authority, and blur the lines between reality and fiction. Selected works will be directed and performed by the Meat Machine ensemble (with some of our fabulous friends) and published in a zine created especially for the occasion.

Submission Guidelines:

  • All submissions must be ten-minutes or less. Scripts or Performance Scores are acceptable.
    • Scripts should be no longer than 10 pages, including stage directions
    • Performance Scores can provide estimated performance length

What We're Looking For:

  • Unconventional storytelling methods and narrative structures
  • Challenging or provocative themes.
  • Experimentation with form and genre


  • Open to writers, performers, and artists of all backgrounds and experience levels
  • Submissions can be from individuals or groups (please include all collaborators in the submission)
  • There are no location restrictions, writers can be located anywhere

Selection Process:

  • The Meat Machine ensemble will review and select the pieces to be performed
  • Selected plays and performances will be notified by September 1st
  • A public festival featuring selected works will take place October 17th-20th
  • The selected artists will recieve complimentary tickets to the festival and a copy of the zine

How to Submit:

Please submit your work via email to with the following:

  • A script or performance score
  • A brief bio and contact information

Don't be afraid to take risks and push the boundaries of what's acceptable. We want to see your most transgressive work!

Deadline: August 1st

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Deadline: 07.31.2024
Name: Ramona Rotten
Address: 3658 North Pulaski, Chicago, IL
Phone: 331-262-5739