Just a reminder that submissions for the 2012 hotINK Festival, a series of readings of new work from abroad at the Lark Play Development Center are currently open. Please take a look at the guidelines for submission at http://www.larktheatre.org/programs/hotINK.htm  and forward to playwrights based outside the U.S. who might benefit from a presentation in hotINK.  The deadline is October 15, 2011.
The upcoming festival, which will feature 8-10 plays from abroad, will be presented over five afternoons and evenings, March 22-26, 2012.
Playwrights  outside the U.S. , translators, directors, literary agents and managers,  are welcome to submit  plays, in English, from countries abroad, that have not yet had productions in the United States. 
Over the years, hotINK has presented plays from 42 countries,and featured the work of  a number of LPTW members, including  Catherine Filloux, Mia Katigbak, Chiori Miyagawa, Lisa Rothe, Caridad Svich and Affiliate Deborah Asiimwe.  Last year?s very successful hotINK Festival, the first to take place at the Lark in its excellent new location, included plays by Geert Genbrugge (Belgium); Georgi Gospodinov (Bulgaria); Elmar Maripuu (Canada); Marius von Mayenburg (Germany); Siddharth Kumar (India); Jessica Cooke (Ireland); Marjolein Bierens (The Netherlands); Zainabu Jallo (Nigeria); and Mixkaela Villalon (The Philippines.)   Directors and actors included May Adrales, Michael Cerveris,  Rachel Chavkin, Michael Chernus, Kimberly Hebert Gregory,  Joe Grifasi, Edward Hibbert, Josh Hecht, Kevin Kuhlke, Ian Morgan, Elinor Renfield, Lisa Rothe, Giovanna Sardelli and Heidi Schreck.  Visiting playwrights also engaged in formal and informal conversations with New York playwrights, took part in World Theatre Day activities, and forged a number of ongoing collaborations, with each other and with New York theatre artists.
Please forward widely!  Thanks, and best regards to all,
Catherine Coray, hotINK Festival Director