One-Act Playwriting Competition
Shakespeare in the ‘Burg
2020 Annu One-Act Playwriting Competition
We present a new challenge for 2020!
Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our seventh annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival, but this year we are changing things up a bit. Read on to discover how. Once again, we will be awarding cash prizes to our winners. Each of our three winners will receive $550.
Please note that you can write in any style you choose; this is not a “Shakespeare” writing competition, so plays in any genre are welcome.
However, this year we are presenting a new challenge to playwrights. Plays will be limited to a maximum of three characters! Your play should also be no longer than 30 minutes. This allows us to present the three winning plays in staged readings.
Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages. We ask that topics and language reflect the fact that we will have younger children in the audience. Submissions falling outside the parameters outlined above may be discarded without being read, at the discretion of the judges. If you are uncertain about this requirement, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your sensitivity and cooperation in this regard.
Open to all playwrights
Scripts must be original. Musicals, monologues, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible.
Running times of no more than 30 minutes.
A maximum of three characters in your play!
No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work!
Please email your script to: firstname.lastname@example.org, and in fact, we prefer emails. In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play
Submissions should include:
Contact page with name, address and telephone number of the playwright,
On all pages, please place the title of the play at the top of each numbered page.
The deadline for entries is the end of the day, January 14, 2020.
Thank you and good luck!