Palo Alto Weekly

Arts & Entertainment - August 19, 2011

A&E Digest

CALLING BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS ... Palo Alto's Dragon Productions Theater Company is seeking submissions of full-length plays for a new festival. During the festival, scheduled from April 17 to May 6, the plays will have one staged reading a week, with the playwrights given the chance to "fine-tune" their works in between readings. Writers must be from the Bay Area and submit via email at scripts@dragonproductions.net, with a $5 reading fee per script. The submission deadline is Nov. 30. For more information, go to dragonproductions.net.

PWC PRIZE ... The Palo Alto-based Peninsula Women's Chorus has tied for second place in the American Prize in Choral Performance competition. The contest is run by a Connecticut nonprofit, with conductor and composer David Katz its chief judge. About 20 community choruses participated, he said. The Seattle Pro Music chorus tied for second place, while the Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union in Washington won first. Details are at americanprize.org.

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