Playwrights' Competition Calendar


More stuff.

Filed under: New Competitions — Gina @ 21:29

I had a great time last weekend at Off Cut and managed to see my play twice. This was the first time I’d ever watched a play of mine being performed and, after getting over the shock of it not being exactly as it is in my head (I know, I’m not that bright), I had a wonderful time – It was especially exciting to see what my lovely Director (Amy Mulholland) had added to the play.  I didn’t make it into the final but the whole experience was amazing, and good luck to all those who did.

I up-dated the calendar the other day, but foolishly didn’t make a note of what’s new so I’ll try my best to remember.

October 31st had a few new comp.s like lonesome Schoolboy looking for 20 minute plays with a Christmas theme and She Writes theme for their next showcase is ‘Passions’.

The Noosa Arts Theatre has a one-act play competition (thanks Gary) that closes on November 12th with a mahoosive $6,000 prize (which is just as well because it has a $30 entrance fee). And closing on November 2nd Papercut Theatre is offering one writer an exciting opportunity to have their work performed as part of the short play event ‘XY’ Theatre 503. The remit is simple, write a short play no more than fifteen minutes in length on any subject, any genre. The only limitation is that you cannot specify a gender for any of your characters (Thanks Angela).

If you’re having a go at Newsjack they did a very useful live web chat on Friday which you can read here.

And if you’re planning on submitting a play to the Writersroom Paul Ashton has written a blog post about the last open window here.

My next excitement is Monday 15th for the final of Stagefright (short, horror plays for radio) at the Etcetera Theatre, Camden as part of the London Horror Festival. Richard O’Brien is guest presenter and judge so hopefully there’ll be a jump to the left, and then a step to the riiiiight ….



  1. Gina, am a long way from being able to say “I’m off to London to see my play” but am happy for you: well done, and thanks for the regular updates.

    Comment by Tony Elston — 07/10/2012 @ 21:46 | Reply

    • Many thanks, Tony, and keep writing – perseverence helps. And a thick skin. And a sense of humour. And vodka. X

      Comment by Gina — 08/10/2012 @ 09:40 | Reply

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