Playwright Competition

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Playwright Competition Jan. 1st - April 15th  

Paradise Alley Players will be accepting submissions between Jan 1st and April 15th from local writer interested in competing in our Playwright Competition. The rules and instruction are below.

Good Luck!

Playwright Rules
Name, Address and Phone Number should appear on the title page only.
Title and number each page of your play.
Submissions cannot have been previously performed.
Plays must be post marked no later than April 15th.

Please mail 3 copies of your script to:
P.A.P. c/o Joyce Hope
1105 N Court St.
Marion, IL 62959

Prizes awarded to the top three plays will be: $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place.  For our young writers (8-18 year olds) we have a category with a $10 prize. Selected plays will be performed at our Summer Lab Theatre in August.

Guidelines for a winning script
     Family oriented materialVocabulary, language and subject matter should be written with the understanding that young children and senior citizens will be in attendance at the performances.
     Laboratory theatre production constraints - Simple set designs work best as does limiting the number of scene changes and props required.
     Other constraints - Plays should run between 15 and 30 minutes. Plays with many characters are often hard to cast.