Call for partnership proposals: SCPR play reading series

DEADLINE: May 24, 2010

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR), which operates 89.3 FM KPCC, recently moved from its home on the campus of Pasadena City College to the Mohn Broadcast Center & the Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, California. SCPR is embarking on a possible series of live play readings in partnership with various theatre companies to be performed in the newly opened Crawford Family Forum.

The Crawford Family Forum is a physical manifestation of SCPR’s mission to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California’s diverse communities. The Crawford Family Forum will deepen and expand SCPR’s role as a centering institution for Southern California by engaging people of all backgrounds in ongoing, face-to-face conversations and explorations of the most interesting and important issues, events and cultural developments of the day.

The Crawford Family Forum can accommodate up to 120 audience members.

Proposals from local 501(c)(3) theatre and arts organizations will be considered on a competitive basis. Interested companies are invited to submit proposals of scripts to be performed as live staged readings with a public audience and pre-produced sound effects, with performances between June 1 and November 1, 2010. The selected companies will be responsible for casting, rehearsals, and additional staff (director, stage manager, etc) required for the reading, outside of house management/facilities support and sound technicians. All performances will be recorded for possible podcast/broadcast on one of KPCC’s multiple platforms. Preference will be given to original work (including adaptations) and previously performed pieces with secured rights that are of importance/relevance to Southern California’s young and ethnically diverse audience.


Proposals should be submitted to Jon Cohn, Forum Producer by May 24, 2010 and include the following:

ELIGIBILITY To be considered, all applicants must be a Southland-based 501(c)(3) theatre/arts organization capable of producing a staged reading with pre-produced sound for a live audience.

CONTACT US For any questions or further information, please contact Jon Cohn, Forum Producer at or visit The Crawford Family Forum website.

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