Shakespeare in the ‘Burg seeking one act plays of 25-60 min (Virginia, USA)

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our inaugural one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival scheduled for April 4-6, 2014, in Middleburg, VA (USA).

There are two categories of plays that will be judged: Plays written by students ages 12-17, and plays written by adults, ages 18 and over. 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.

What you get:  There is no monetary prize for the competition, but the winning plays will receive a public reading with an audience. The winning plays will be performed the weekend of April 4-6, 2014 at a venue in Middleburg, VA.

What to submit: They are seeking a small to medium-sized cast, one-set show with running times of no less than 25 minutes and no more than one hour.

Scripts must be original and have not been performed in a professional staging. Musicals, monologues, adaptations, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible. Scripts may be performed in a workshop environment or have development readings, but may not have had a publicly staged, professional performance.  No more than one script can be submitted from a playwright.

How to format your script:  Name, address and telephone number of the author, along with the title of the play on a separate page. On all subsequent pages, only the title of the play should appear at the top of each numbered page. This will be a blind competition. Judges will not know the names of the authors while judging the plays.

Cast of characters with descriptions and a brief synopsis should be included as part of the play.

How to apply:  Email your script to: Genie Ford at  In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play.

Deadline:  15 January 2014

Source:  Play Submissions Helper



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