Creative Writing. Heller Theatre is now accepting submissions for the second annual Heller Shorts -- Keep It Brief! short play festival, to be held Aug. 18-21, 2011. The theme for the 2011 festival is "Keep it Brief."
Playwrights should 18 or older, and are asked to submit plays which require minimal sets, props and lighting. Plays should be able to be performed in 15 minutes or less. Scripts must include a briefcase in the story.
Scripts must be between 10--15 pages in length. Plays that are not within these guidelines will not be accepted. Submissions should include the playwright's name and contact information in the email.
A panel of judges will review submissions and six to eight original short plays will be selected for the August production.
The deadline is April 1; results will be posted by May 15.
Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com.
Painting the Mother Road. Friday and Saturday, Oklahoma artists Rick Sinnett, Dr. Bob Palmer of the University of Central Oklahoma and Scott Henderson will paint the first of 11 public art pieces on Second Hand Rose Pawn Shop in the historic Blue Dome District of downtown Tulsa.
Through coming months, 10 more "Public Arts Project 66" works will follow, each celebrating Oklahoma's rich American Indian history. All will be along our state's lifeline, the 370-mile stretch of Route 66 highway. Rick Sinnett is a descendant of the (Ojibiwa) Chippewa Indian tribe.
An art opening of Rick Sinnett's 11-part "Public Arts Project 66" will be Aug. 3, and will feature 11 original pen and ink pieces that will have influenced the proposed project. There will also be limited edition screen prints available. First installment goes up Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12. (weather permitting) at Second Hand Rose Pawn Shop, 2100 E. Third St., in Tulsa's Blue Dome District.
All proceeds go to support "Public Art Project 66." For more information, email Mary Beth Babcock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Ranks.
The Tulsa County Park Department will be having an arts and crafts show on Saturday, May 21 in conjunction with armed forces day as a fundraiser to purchase a portable outdoor stage. The event will be held at Haikey Creek Park, 113th & S. Garnett, in Bixby.
Organizers are currently looking for a variety of arts and crafts exhibitors for this event. More than 100 exhibit spaces are available. In addition to the arts and crafts show, there will be a kid's zone, concessions and a music stage.
If there is interest in having a booth, please contact Celia Wetherill at the Bixby Community Center at 918-366-4841 for an entry form or visit parks.tulsacounty.org.
Playtime. Guard Zabian Dowdell, forward Larry Owens, head coach Nate Tibbetts, assistant coach Dale Osbourne and athletic trainer Tony Katzenmeier have been chosen to represent the Tulsa 66ers in the fifth annual NBA D-League All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 19, on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by Adidas. The game will air live on NBA TV at 4pm.
Dowdell and Owens represented the D-League's first and second GATORADE call-ups of the 2010-11 season. Dowdell was signed by the Phoenix Suns on Jan. 9, while Owens signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Jan. 16.
Dowdell suited up for Tulsa in 18 games (all starts) and averaged 14.5 points, 4.6 assists, 2.4 steals and 2.1 rebounds in 29.3 minutes.
Before his stint in San Antonio, Owens played in 23 games (all starts) for Tulsa, averaging 12.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.1 minutes.
"As an organization, we are extremely excited for Larry and Zabian," Tibbetts said. "The leadership and professionalism they brought every day were rewarded with this opportunity. They will represent Tulsa in a great way."
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