Application 2018

The META Secretariat invites theatre groups, individuals, playwrights and critics to submit their production or recommend a production for META 2018.

Entries will be accepted between 1st October 2017 and 10th January 2018 for the 13th edition of the Festival.
A Selection Committee comprising of eminent personalities from the field of performing arts will carefully select 10 plays that will finally be staged in Delhi. Nominations will be announced on our website in February 2018.

Theatre productions must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the awards:
  • Plays must have been produced in the period 30th january 2013 to 30th January 2018.
  • Plays must have been staged between 10th January 2017 to 10th January 2018.
  • Plays can be in any Indian language or can be non-verbal.
  • Plays can be adaptations of the work/original scripts of any Indian or International playwright
  • Only original scripts will be eligible for the Best Original Script award.
  • A play received by the Secretariat in any of the previous years will be considered an invalid Application.
  • All plays must be video recorded in a suitable environment where all theatre aspects are visible, for eg. Stage, sets, lights, costumes, sound etc. Videos of rehearsals in a rehearsal space will not be acceptable.
  • Full length plays must be recorded and uploaded on our website with the application form submitted. Excerpts and trailers will not be accepted.
  • Plays must be submitted in their original language along with subtitles (in case of languages other than Hindi or English).
  • The play must be produced in India.
Important Information:
  • There is no Application fee required for submission.
  • Post the selection of the 10 plays shortlisted to be showcased during the festival. The cost of shipping the set, travel by AC II Tier Sleeper, boarding and lodging, venue cost and any additional technical requirement along with a nominal staging fee will be paid for by the Award Secretariat
  • In cases of copyright infringement, whether local or international, the submitting producer shall be held directly responsible. The Festival Secretariat will not be held liable.
  • Should a theatre company not be in a position to afford a recording they may apply for funding up to Rs 4000 in order to record the production.
  • All plays in languages other than Hindi or English, if selected, will be staged with subtitles.
  • In case a production house finds it impossible to send in their digital Application, the secretariat will consider accepting a physical Application. The secretariat should be informed well in advance in such a case. These entries will only be accepted if there is a valid and extreme reasoning to it.
How to register:
  • Application form will be made available on the website from 1st October 2017.
  • Only online applications will be accepted. Physical entries are not required.

Application 2018