24 Hour Playwriting Contest
Supported in memory of Penny Arthurs.
Do you have what it takes to write a play in 24 hours?
What it is: This contest challenges writers to create a new play in 24 hours. The contest offers cash bursaries to the winning playwright(s), as well as first and second runners up, honorariums to a jury made up of local indie artists and volunteers, and funds to support an online reading of the winning script.
Who it’s for: Writers of all ages and experience levels.
Applications: Will open in early 2021. This program will be going ahead in the late winter or early spring of 2021. New this year: we will accept submissions from small groups or collectives, so grab your creative BFFs and start to hatch your plans!
Cost to apply: TBD.
Terms & Conditions:
How it Works:
• On writing day, registered participants will receive 4 secret elements that will be the basis for this year’s contest.
• Participants have 24 hours to write a new play making sure to incorporate all 4 elements. Once the 24 hours are up, participants submit their script for adjudication.
• A team of jurors will read the scripts and vote on the winner.
How to Apply: Details coming in early 2021.