Prague Playwriting Contest 2010

Press Release

UPDATE:

We have extended the submission until NOVEMBER 30, 2009.

 The rest remains the same:

- 30 minute plays (do not expect that it's the screenwriting rule of 1 page = 1 minute)
- Information about correct formatting will be up soon
- The top 3 plays will receive a full production in March 2010
- The winner will receive a cash prize this year will be 10,000 CZK

 


The Expats.cz & Prague TV Prague Playwriting Contest, now in its fourth year, was announced in September 2009. The aim is to provide a forum where playwrights working in English in the Czech Republic can have their work recognized and be given a voice. The Prague Playwriting Contest is open to any playwright writing in English (including Czech and other non-native speakers), who either lives or has lived in the Czech Republic.

"The contest is a great way for both beginning as well as experienced playwrights to get their work out," says BRIAN CASPE, the artistic director of the Prague Playhouse, the English-language theatre company which produces of the event. "Because we are looking for 30-minute plays, experienced playwrights are free to try out new ideas or methods and beginning playwrights are able to work on their style without needing to produce a full-length play." Past winners include RICHARD BYRNE, whose winning play, BURN YOUR BOOKES, went on to receive a production at Washington DC's Kennedy Center earlier this year.

The Prague Playwriting Contest awards playwrights prizes in three categories: Best Play, the winner of which receives a cash prize; Best Play by a Non-Native Speaker; and the Audience Award, which is voted on by members of the viewing public. The three finalist scripts receive a full production at a Prague theatre. The judges, theatre directors, actors and producers will also take part in the playwriting contest. Over 100 scripts were submitted in the inaugural year and last year the performances of the finalist plays hosted over 600 audience members.

The Prague Playwriting Contest is a unique activity, which aims to bring together artists and the theatre-going public. It brings both beginning and experienced playwrights together with the directors, actors, technicians and artisans that they need to collaborate with in order to produce theatre. It also brings the wonderful creativity of Prague's resident English-speaking community to the public in a profound way and has proven a staple of Prague's cultural landscape.

For further information about the contest, the exact rules, deadlines or information about partnership and sponsorship, please visit: http://www.playwritingcontest.cz/

 

 

We have extended the submission until NOVEMBER 30, 2009.

 The rest remains the same:

- 30 minute plays (do not expect that it's the screenwriting rule of 1 page = 1 minute)
- Information about correct formatting will be up soon
- The top 3 plays will receive a full production in March 2010
- The winner will receive a cash prize this year will be 10,000 CZK

 

 

 

 

 

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