You are WANTED. Fresh Ink 2014.

Playwrights are sexy.  Actors worship them.  Critics dazzle at their brilliance.  Everyone else wants to be a playwright.

This June, the Blue Room theatre will give four lucky playwrights their moment in the sun.  The Fresh Ink Festival  is a local tradition that gives writers the chance to strut their stuff.  Writers will be given guidelines to create an original 15 – 20 page play.

Last year’s writers were asked to create a ghost story that took place in Chico that had a full minute of silence in it.  This year’s guidelines will be given to the writers in mid-May.

For now we at the Blue Room want you potential playwrights to keep this important date in mind:  APRIL 23rd.  That is when the Blue Room will post entry guidelines for all potential writers.  Your job will be to take those guidelines and craft 2 – 3 pages of dialogue.

Now here’s another important date:  APRIL 30TH at midnight.  That is the deadline for you to send in your submission to  Then the Blue Room’s Artistic Committee will gather and chose their four favorite submissions.  The writers of those submissions will represent the Blue Room in Fresh Ink 2014.

And on MAY 7thth the lucky playwrights will be announced.  Auditions for Fresh Ink will be May 10th and 11th.  On May 12th the playwrights will be given their guidelines.  They will then have two weeks to write a 10 – 20 minute piece of theatre.  On May 26th the scripts will once again be delivered to and be given to the directors and actors soon afterward.

Fresh Ink 2014 will take place June 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, and 21.  Let the party begin.