2019 ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition Winners Announced

by ScreenCraft on April 15, 2020

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2019 ScreenCraft Stage Play Competition. Selected from nearly 700 entries, The Dishonoured by Aamina Ahmad has been named the winner and OTOSOTR (On the Other Side of the River) by Anatoliy Ogay has been named the runner-up.

The Dishonoured is a spy drama and political thriller about the tense negotiation that follows the murder of a young Pakistani prostitute by a CIA agent in Pakistan. As the CIA and Pakistani Intelligence agency clash, Intelligence Officer Tariq must make far-reaching decisions that will have implications for his career, family, and both nations.

OTOSOTR is a war story through the eyes of millennials. The story is an exploration of the phenomenon of war and peace by the new generation and a search for identity by the author through the story of his grandfather, one of the two hundred thousand Koreans who were deported from the Russian-Korean boarder in 1937 all the way to Soviet Kazakhstan. 

This year's jury is comprised of three Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, an agent at Creative Artists Agency, and an Emerging Playwright and Award-winning writer on OWN's Queen Sugar.

The following plays have also been selected for special mention:

Broken Devlin Elliott
D'Eon Renny Krupinski
For Better, For Worse Reed Arnold
Liberty Sarah Lawrence
Made in Heaven Steven Bogart
Taste of Soap Ariel Zucker
The Crying Tree Peter Gunter
TickTickBoom M Lee Speyer

Grand Prize Winner, Ahmad, and Runner-up, Ogay, will receive a cash prize and circulation of their materials to managers and agents.

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable plays. View the quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists here.

If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

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