Edwin Wong presents the 3rd annual Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition

Edwin Wong presents the 2021 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Playwriting Competition. The world’s richest competition for the writing of tragedy is now richer. At stake is over $12,000 (CDN) in prize money.

The competition challenges playwrights to write 90-120 minute tragedies and closes on May 31, 2021. Entries cost $49 (CDN). The winning play will be workshopped in Victoria, Canada. A travel stipend is available. Details at risktheatre.com.

About Risk Theatre

Risk theatre is a new theory of tragedy developed by Edwin Wong. It challenges Aristotelian, Hegelian, and Nietzschean models of drama. Risk theatre explores the possibilities when risk becomes the dramatic fulcrum of the action. Risk theatre speaks to today’s audiences because it brings to life the impact of the highly improbable, chance, and the unexpected.

Risk theatre is based on Wong’s award-winning book: The Risk Theatre Model of Tragedy: Gambling, Drama, and the Unexpected. Here’s what playwrights and critics are saying:

“Extremely engaging and impossible to put down.”

NJ Drama Australia Journal 

“Beautifully written, original, and compelling . . . an Aristotle for the 21st century.”

David Konstan, Brown University

2020 Winners and Finalists

Grand Prize:               Nicholas Dunn             THE VALUE

Finalists:                      Gloria Bond Clunie      MERCY RISING

                                    Franky D. Gonzalez     PALETAS DE COCO

                                    Victor Lesniewski        THE HUNT FOR BENEDETTO MONTONE

                                    Emily McClain             CHILDREN OF COMBS AND WATCH CHAINS

                                    Ken Weitzman            SPIN MOVES


Edwin Wong, Founder

Email: tragedycompetition@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/edwincharleswong/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheoryOfTragedy

Deadline: 31 May 2021

Source: direct contact

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