Saturday, March 28, 2009


I do not have everyone's email address. Please respond to and let me know if you want to help in judging the play contest so that I can forward some of the scripts for initial judging. We will discuss HOW to judge the scripts (criteria and how many rounds of judging should be undertaken to select the winners, etc.) at our April 5th meeting. Thanks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Well, for reasons unknown (could it be the full moon?) we received 41 entries to the play contest in the last 24 hours. This means that 122 submissions have been received. The rules said we would accept and judge only the first 100 entries. Therefore no other entries will be accepted. I am sorry to be a bearer of bad news for those who wanted to submit, but hadn't done so yet. To those who did submit-- we are pleased that you submitted and wish you good luck.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Contest Rules are archived, but still available

Play contest rules were initially posted on January 25th and 26th of this year. If you are wanting to enter the 10 minute play contest and need to know the contest's rules please go to the archives portion of the blog and read the rules. Thanks.

Next Meeting

The next meeting of 517 Playwrights will be held on Sunday April 5th at 2:00 at the Central Library-- Main Street in Lexington. We will not have a reserved room. Instead we'll meet on the second floor, get a table and have our readings and meet there.

Among the items for the meeting portion will be discussion will be discussion of how to split up of the scripts received from the play contest for initial judging. At this point we have received 76 submissions, by April 5th my guess is that we will have received the 100 scripts necessary and the contest will have to be "Closed." So, during the meeting we will need to officially close the competition and determine how judging will work: initial judging, and how many rounds of judging will be necessary to determine the 10 finalists. Come to the readings and meeting on April 5th: 2-5 at the Central Library, 5th floor.

If you are a playwright, or simply interested in new plays you are welcome to come to the April meeting.