2020 ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on September 30, 2020

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2020 ScreenCraft Stage Play Contest. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,000 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

All scripts are read "blind" with authors' names invisible to the readers during the first and second rounds of the evaluation process. We verify eligibility of submissions and writers in the finalist round and carry over a few extra writers in each round in case any are disqualified at the finalist stage.

Stay tuned for future announcements here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Quarterfinalists:

(c) Sullivan: The Place Where People Come to Die Luke Krueger
#NWORD Christian Elder
2051 Marengo Shia Labeouf
2060 Korean Play (or His Headband) Nayoung Jin
400 Horses Mackenzie Yeager
60 Yards North of Roanoke Greg Harrison Davis
A Beautiful Day - 20 Years Later Colette Keen
A Dead's Hope Mikhail Wageh
A Far Shore Douglas Huff
A Look, The Book and a Reason Donna Clovis
A Muslim in the Midst Anand Rao
A Remarkable Hut Near Coropuna Paul Major
A Safe House in North Cork Tim Connery
A Storm Came Up Kristy Meanor
A Very Great Mischief Harriet O'Neill
A Visitor's Pass on The Virgin Mary Jacqueline Pereda
Acre of Bones Gene Hobbs
Adverse Effects Taylor Gruenloh
Against All Enemies Roy Griffis
All The Dying Voices Reginald Edmund
An Ocean In My Soul Charise Sowells
And . . . Again Dylan Brody
Another Round J. Adam Russell
Arcade Madeline Mahrer
Are You Sure? Experiences of a Gay Foster Youth Zachary Clein
As She Fades Isaac Bañuelos
Ashes of Light Marco Antonio Rodriguez
At Play in the Fields of the Hippos Colette Keen
At the Battlefront Gursimrat Kaur
Atascadero Roman Jimenez
Back in the Day Harold Ellis Clark
Bad in Bed (A Fairy Tale) Karen Saari
Banned Iman Ahmed
Beth Alex Lin
Big Dry Run Briana Cox
Billie: This Ain't No Billie Jean King Story Billie King
Birds of East Africa Wendy Dann
Birthday Club Phil Olson
Blinders Robert McCain
Bliss Investigations Mike Buckley
Blood Boundary Vicki Mooney
Body and Blood Shannon TL Kearns
Bondage Star Finch
Bottom Lip (moral waiver) Douglas Gearhart
Brains of a Feather Angelo Campos
Bufflehead Bay Sheila Rinear
Castles in the Air Jamie Ramsburg
Caught Dreaming Ryan Dancho
Circles of Hell Joseph Tamborello
Collegeburg, USA: The True Story of a Town in Crisis in the Advent of a Racist Regime, or Privileged, or Supreme

(We Are Going to Have This Conversation)

Kerri Kochanski
CommonWealth: A Play Set in Massachusetts Anastasia Rutkowski & Niki Hatzidis
Confidential Informant Charlie Lyons
Consider the Ravens Brian Murtagh
Conundrum - A Prisoner's Tale in One Act Chris Ferretti
Craig Fox Had a Wife Beverly Allen
Cruise of the Elysium Charles Conaway & Dave Schmeling
Crybaby Henrietta Steventon
Cubamor James Sasser
Culture Shock Gloria Majule
Dandelions Tina Fakhrid-Deen
Dead Dads Gregory Phelan
dead lawyers George Larkin
Dearly Departed Alexandra Wintermute
Departure Simran Bal
Desert Oasis Garden Club Gabino Cabanilla
Die, Mr. Darcy, Die! John Morogiello
Dirty Dirty Amy Gijsbers van Wijk
Doubt That the Stars Are Fire Preston Fox
Drinking In the Park Dan Ross
Eleanor Crane Alex MacDonald
Entitlement Sugith Varughese
Eureka Moments Dan Morra
Euthanasia - Almost a Musical Gail Parent & Stacy Sherman
Everything is Fine Alex Brightman
Faberge Fareeda Ahmed
Face to the Sun Alison Minami
Fairville Steve Apostolina
Faithful Until Death Jayla Creekmur
Fam Sally lewis
Fish Carolina Estrada-Navarrete
Flying Bird's Diary - A Play in Three Acts Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
Follow The Bear Cole Friedman
Foosball Sean Czarnecki
Forger Simon Bowler
Gilgamesh in Love David Hill
God, Waving Linda Whitmore
Going Solo Robert Gately
Gone Lynne Sherbondy
Grey Kirsten Benjamin
Gym Rats Howard Harband
Hannah Elias Nathan Ross Freeman
Happy Place Thomas Blakeley
Hawk and Wallace Hannah Chapman
HEIRLOOMS Yolanda Wilkinson
Her Majesty Carmela Corbett
Hindu Times Jaimini Jethwa
Homemade Takeaways Ben Wilson
Honky-Tonk Parade Rik Isensee
Hot Tragic Dead Thing Ashley Rose Wellman
Household Name Joshua MacNeal
How We Bleed Mario Valdivieso
I Know It Is The Moon Kirsten Benjamin
In Bed with the Bogeyman Elizabeth Doyle
In The Woods Nora Kirkpatrick
Indispensable Douglas Allen
Insurgentes Jonathan Cook
Invincible Summer Kevin Brodie
Is Not That Strange? Brian White
Josefina Jordan, Junior Underwater Explorer and the Mystery of the Plastic Fish Daniel Stone
July Don't Cry Adam Beshara
Kangaroo M Gott
Khardal Victor Lesniewski
KUDZU 2012 Tracy Baxter
La Luz Roja Peter Sonenstein
Lancer & Lace James Bruns
Land of the Free  Diane Samuels
Last Rites Randy Neale
Lena Passes By Amanda Andrei
Les Museums Manning Jordan
Levi Clears Out Ronald Gephart
Life of the Party Mirek Gosney
LifeBlood Erik Nikander
Lifeline Robert Axelrod
Like a Grey Echo Mahasin D, Shamsiddeen
Lincoln's Father William Lightfoot
Little Sugar Sandra Cruze
Macho Jamie Bogyo
Manny Pacquiao Punches the World But The Earth Doesnt Even Flinch Mark Galarrita
Marilou & Marilyn Melanie Klug
Meatloaf and Porn Wendy Eiben
Mental Andrew Rajan
Midnight Waltzes Leslie Liautaud
Moondog's Progress Dan Flanigan
Mourning After - Stage Play Kathleen Caprario-Ulrich
Musket and the Rat Sammy Horowitz
My 4 Bodies Patricia Fox
My Grandparents in the War Matt Foss
Nadya Christopher Byram
Near-Death Experiences Kuros Charney
New Deli Harley Adams
Night Moths on the Wing Kimberly Kalaja
No Such Thing As Normal Samantha Walker
Noblesse Oblige Kieran Angelini
Now More Than Ever Matt Thekkethala
Nuclear Sean Fisher
O Días Apolýthike (Zeus Dethroned) Jackson Compton
Off Track James Comtois
One Good Tree Robert Barnett 
One Step Ahead of the Terrorists James Eychaner
Only Words Tara Norton, Ashley Norton
Orange Crush Daniel Goldstein
Orson At The Boar's-Head  Robert Montgomery 
Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre On The Air in The War of the Worlds by HG Wells Steven Boltz & Amy Hollow
Ouija Laura Danilov
Over Deenethorpe Ashara Ann Hirsch
Palace of Secrets Jon Fraser
Palisade Peaches Jacob Combs
Paris Syndrome Ross Buran
Pearl Sonhara Eastman
Pirandello's Wife Lynn Elliott
Planet Amnesia John Catlin
Potshots Stephanie Kline
Processing Narineh Tahmasebian
Projector Vernon Paul
Proud Flesh Buck Bloomingdale & Madeleine Chalk
Punk Grandpa Laura Scruggs
Purple Sins Pierce McDonough
Rapture Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris 
Red Ink Steven Morris
Red Tar Morgan Smalley
Renegade. A Victoria Woodhull Play. Pennie Diamond Quintana
Restitution Ryan Locke
Restricted Danyele Brickner
Return of the Incredible Shrinking Man! Joe Carlisle
Right Ben Siegler
Rio Ilaria D'Elia
Rite of Passage Izzy Salant
Saint(s of) Joan Sharmini Kumar
Saudades Fernando Segall
Schooled Lisa Lewis
Screaming for Trains Mitchell P Ganem
Second Coming Andrew R Kelly
Sefarad in America David Saffan
Seneca and the Soul of Nero Marcia Eppich-Harris
Sequence Arun Lakra
Shanidar Chandler Hubbard
She's Dead! Matthew Lucas
Shrines Ashley Rose Wellman
Silver Alert William Leavengood
Sit Down Oliver Cane
SNUC Mike DiSalvo
SoHo Dimitri Neos
Someone With Nerve Noah Keeling
Sources Ellie Pyle
Spirit of the Molly Maguires: A Carbon County Legend Genia Miller
Stay In My Corner Rick Smith
Stuck Ellen Doyle
Sweepstakes Neil Golin
Tata's Manuscript Irina Bragin
The Heist At Hvidore  James Rosenfield
The After Erin Osgood
The Bastard Son of William Shakespeare George Larkin
The Blues in Your Whites Niv Elbaz
The Brawler, the Pickpocket, and Terrible Tim Troy Sloan
The Burials of André Cailloux Alan Freeman
The Choice Roger Walker
The Cold Inside Jennifer Rowland
The Color of the Sky Miles Metcalf
The Convict and The Kids Peter Ritt
The Devil's Pact Simon Bowler
The Dinner Lawrence Bergman
The Enemy of the State Simon Bowler
The Fall Susan Ferrara
The Fat Sergeant Douglas Gearhart
The Followers William Johnson
The Gods Robert Bowman
The Gospel Of Allison Theveny
The Great Comic Book War of 1954 Noah Wilson
The Havana Orthodoxy Vita Morales
The High Cost of Heating Craig Thornton
The Honeywagon Joy Goodwin
The Humanist Kuros Charney
The Inferno Chris Sherman
The Junkie Whisperer Hayley Sigmon
The Last Chapter Janice Corran
The Lilithine Izzie Cava
The Living Room Samantha Potochick
The Magical Tragical Surgical Theater of Dr. J. Marion Sims Abraham Tetenbaum
The Man Who Laughs Alicia Nyblade
The Mark Jillian Leff
The Mermaid Nayoung Jin
The Messy Antigone Project Tim Errickson
The Mojave Jaime Estepa
The Murder Play with Jack & Melissa Matthew McLachlan
The New Fuck You Paul Hoan Zeidler
The Night Climber Joshua Rebell
The Obliterati Kuros Charney
The Obstacles Gabriel Choi
The One-Fifth Lisa Lewis
The Ordeal of Water Stephanie Walker
The Other Way Around Nathan Ross Freeman
The People vs Frankenstein Kevin Glover
The Precious Scars Brian Farrey-Latz
The Re-Education of Fernando Morales Justin P. Lopez
The Reveal Katie Lee
The Smuggler Ronan Noone 
The Stars of Orion Joe Cappello
The Thousandth Night Carol Wolf
The Thug Harley Adams
The Tragedy of Tiberius Gracchus  Stephen Bonino
The Train is Coming and There's Nothing We Can Do to Stop It Varun Bhuchar
The Truth About Santa Michael Glover
The Turkey Farm Chris Wellard
The Vacancy Jeptha Storm
The Victims Kyle C. Mumford
The Way It Works Marsha Roberts
The Western Male Enzo Gattuccio
The Window Andre Fuad - Degas
The Wreck Leslie Liautaud
The Yellow Sign Chris Poor
This Way Out Anne Rosenberg
Till It Stops Sophie Max
Time After Time and Time Again  Madeline Puccioni
Tires of a Dream Nicholas Gutierrez
To Protect the Poets John Doble
Tracy Jones Stephen Kaplan
Transisters Jay Huling
Trojan Woman Jim Dalglish
True To You  Nicky Denovan
Tucked Away Joni Ravenna
Tulips From Theodore Georgia Merdinger
Tweet Tweet Andy Dispensa
Typical Plan Michael McClung
Umbra Kathryn Evans
Unfinished Business Susan and Doug Decatur
Unnatural David Tichauer
Veils of Justice Tita Anntares
W. T. F. Jennie Hawley
Waiting for Godínez Daniel Olivas
Warmth in the Palace of Ice and Snow Joshua Brewer
Wayward Eric Berg
Wedding Secrets Joe Starzyk
Welcome To Your Haven Anastasia Barkow & Talitha Barkow
What Do They Call Me? Bridgette Bilberry
What Holly Would Do Jody Duncan
What It Was Turned Ollie Queer Mike Tuohy, Jacq Marie Jack
What Manner of Child John Braswell
Where the Lovelight Gleams Kyle McCloskey
Who Are We? Lynn Esta Goldman
Why We Have Book Club Grace Parker
WICKED SMAHT - a full length Stage Play Kevin Scott Chess
Without Papers Tom Vecchio
Witty Woman: A Play in Two Acts Felicity Nussbaum
Wolves At The Door Ali MacLean
Woman On The Bridge Julia Pascal
Women: In Space! Gaslight Supernova  Caity-Shea Violette
You Are The Blood  Ashley Rose Wellman

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