Posts tagged playwright
Posts tagged playwright
Firehouse Theatre New Play Competition is offered for previously unpublished full-length scripts. First place receives $1,000; second place receives $500. Deadline: June 30.
Not sure what to do with your newly written stage play? This is a great article with simple, clear tips on what to do next in the path to publication.
Looking for something to do with that script you wrote for Script Frenzy? This contest is free to enter and the deadline is a month away, giving you plenty of time for editing.
To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.
This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year. All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.
Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.
Script Frenzy is coming up (the challenge to write a 30 day script in the month of April from the makers of NaNoWriMo) and you are thinking about writing a Stage Play. Whether you are a frequent playwright or stage performer or someone who doesn’t know when to spell it theatre and when to spell it theater, here are some tips to get you started.
One of the most frequent questions I get about Script Frenzy boils down to this: OK, maybe I’m willing to go out of my comfort zone and try writing a script but what would I do with it once I finished?
If you’re one of those people who are thinking this, I want you to check out Playscripts #PitchNPlay contest.
All you need to do is write a comedic, PG-13 stage play script of 20 to 40 pages with at least 8 characters based on one of three general pitches.
You can take these basic ideas in whatever direction you want, they’re just starting points. Playscripts will pick their favorite and it’ll not only get a traditional publishing deal… they’ll sweeten the pot with a $1000 advance on future royalties. Not bad for 20 to 40 pages!
This free to enter contest’s entry date is May 5th, meaning you can write a play during Script Frenzy and still have time to edit and submit it on time for the contest. With the 100 page Screnzy goal, you could write five twenty page scripts (or two 40 page scripts or two 30 page scripts and a 40 pager… you get the idea) on these themes and pick the best one to enter.
I’m here to talk to you about that script. You know the one. That script you keep saying you’re going to write someday. I know, I know. You’ll write it later, when you have more time, after the kids graduate, when you retire, or whatever excuse you’re making this week.
Let’s be honest. At the rate you’re going, you’ll keep putting off writing that story for the rest of your life. Your script doesn’t deserve that. It’s a good idea! Heck, it’s a great idea, and you know that or you wouldn’t keep carrying a torch for it all this time. An idea that is good shouldn’t be hidden away in your head; it should be shared with the world!
Which is what I’m here to talk to you about. That script? It’s time to write it. Forget about your mythical someday. We’re setting a real, concrete deadline, which is exactly what you need to finally get your idea down on paper. You’re writing that script this April.