Playwriting

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2021 Contest Now Open


For the fourth year, Starlight Community Theater is offering a Playwriting Contest to all Arizona residents.  The purpose of this contest is to encourage new works for the stage by providing an opportunity to engage in the playwriting process. Starlight Community Theater values the time and talent needed to write a play. The winner of the Starlight Community Theater Playwriting Contest will receive a staged reading and given consideration for a full production in subsequent seasons.  The deadline for submission is November 30, 2021.  You can send questions about the contest to playwrightcontest@starlightcommunitytheater.com.  Click here for full details.

The Present Tense by Eric Bond was the winner of the 2020 Starlight Community Theater Playwriting Contest and received a virtual production on June 11-12, 2021.  The 2019 winner was Holy Matrimony! by Dan Marburger. Holy Matrimony! received a full production November 13-15, 2020. The 2018 winner was The Lost Girl, a D.H. Lawrence classic re-imagined by Germaine Shames. The Lost Girl received a staged reading on April 27, 2019.

The purpose of Starlight’s annual Playwrighting Contest is to encourage new works for the stage by providing an opportunity for Arizona residents to engage in the playwriting process. Starlight Community Theater values the time and talent needed to write a play. Submissions were collected in the early fall and an anonymous committee read and scored all the entries to determine a winner.

 

Last year’s winner was Holy Matrimony! written by Dan Marburger. Holy Matrimony! enjoyed a full stage production at Starlight Community Theater November 13-15, 2020. The 2018 winner was The Lost Girl, a D.H. Lawrence classic re-imagined by Germaine Shames. The Lost Girl received a staged reading on April 27, 2019. Look for an announcement in late spring about the 2021 Playwriting Contest. Inquiries about the contest to info@starlightcommunitytheater.com.