Today ScreenCraft announces the jury for the 2018 ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest. Our jury is seeking original, unpublished stage plays from English-speaking playwrights worldwide. Winner will receive $1,000 cash prize, plus optional travel to Los Angeles to produce your play with ScreenCraft.
Jury includes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire, Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies, Gotham Group’s Justin Littman, Theater Under the Stars’ Artistic Director Dan Knechtges, Kaplan/Perrone literary manager Alex Lerner and award-winning playwright and screenwriter Chloe Hung.
The early deadline is September 15. The regular deadline is October 10.
ScreenCraft is dedicated to discovering and promoting writing talent, and our inaugural play competition is searching for emerging playwrights. Hollywood has a long history of adapting plays and embracing playwriting talent. We’re seeking to celebrate the craft of writing for the theater, and connect winning writers with career opportunities and participation in ScreenCraft’s thriving community of talented writers and mentors around the world.
While a very wide variety of plays will be considered eligible for this program, we recommend that writers submit a play that is 20-100 pages long. Play formats differ, so there’s no specific format or structure required, however we do request that you submit your play as a PDF file format. The winner will receive a travel stipend and collaborate with ScreenCraft to see their play produced in a Los Angeles theater for ScreenCraft’s audience of award-winning writers, entertainment industry professionals and theater lovers.