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Full-length play scripts sought for theater workshop opportunity. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and a script workshop weekend in summer 2017. The workshop will culminate in a rehearsed public reading of the script at our theater in Annapolis, Maryland.

GUIDELINES:

  • Playwrights must currently reside in Washington DC or any of the 13 original colonies of the United States.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced.
  • Estimated run time should be at least 85 minutes, and cast size should not exceed 10.
  • Musicals and musical librettos are not accepted.
  • The winner will be notified by May 15, 2017.

Judging is blind. No name(s) of the playwright(s), nor any other identifying information is allowed on any submitted material. The materials will not be forwarded to readers for judging if names appear anywhere.

All entries must include four PDFs:

  • Summary of the story not to exceed two pages. Plotline only! Please do not include reviewer comments, notes of praise, or any enthusiastic blurbs that are intended to sway judges or sell the piece
  • List of Characters with descriptions
  • 10 consecutive representative pages from the script
  • Full script (no author names or other identifying marks)

Submit online at Submittable.com between October 1, 2016, and Dec 31, 2016.

Scripts submitted outside of these contest dates and rules cannot be considered.

Please email PromisingPlaywright@TheColonialPlayers.org with any questions.

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