Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our third annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival scheduled for April 1-3, 2016 in Middleburg, VA. There is no fee for this competition. The winning play will be performed during the Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival.
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.
Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages.
Open to all playwrights
Scripts must be original, unpublished and not produced professionally. Musicals, monologues, adaptations, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible. Scripts may have been performed in a workshop environment
Our goal is to produce a one-set show with a small to medium-sized cast, with running times of no less than 25 minutes and no more than one hour.
No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work!
You may 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
If sending a hard copy, please number the pages and staple or paperclip your submission. Send hard copies to Genie Ford, 36523 Mountville Road, Middleburg VA 20117. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like confirmation of receipt—or include your email address and I will write to you.
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 a postmark or email of December 1, 2015.
We never post calls for submissions that require a submission fee. Learn more here.
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