Weathervane Playhouse, at 1301 Weathervane Lane in Akron, will host the Nora Scott New Play Festival on March 8 from 2 until 5 p.m.

Weathervane Playhouse is now accepting scripts for the festival until 11:59 p.m. Feb. 21. Playwrights of selected works will have their plays read publicly as part of the first Nora Scott New Play Festival.

The Nora Mae Scott New Play Festival recognizes the cultural richness permeating Northeast Ohio and is named in honor of Nora Mae Scott; the first African American employee at Weathervane.

Plays of any length relating to culture, race and diversity are eligible. Mailed submissions should be forwarded to Nora Scott New Play Festival, Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron 44313. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.

For additional information, please contact Jennifer Kay Jeter at 330-836-2626 or 330-812-0101.