Thursday, July 22, 2010

Kentucky Theatre Association Announces Contest

The Kentucky Theatre Association has announced that its 2nd Annual ROOTS OF THE BLUEGRASS PLAYWRITING CONTEST will accept scripts of all lengths between August 1 and September 1, 2010. The contest is free and open to all Kentuckians, including out-of-state residents, who resided in the Commonwealth for a minimum of three years.

Brief plays are acceptable, but full length plays (single or multi-act) are preferred. Except for musicals, all genres will be considered. Scripts should not exceed 120 pages. Plays that have had a full stage production will not be considered.

A cover or contact sheet with title, name, address and phone, must be included. The script itself should not include the name of the playwright, but it is helpful if the title is listed on each page.

Electronic submissions are encouraged in either a PDF or MS Word format. US mail delivered scripts must have a SASE if you wish it returned.

Six semi-finalists will be announced by October 1, and the three finalists on October 15.

The finalists will receive staged readings and awards presentations at the Danville KTA Convention in November. The winner will also receive a $250 cash prize.

Electronic scripts and inquiries should be sent to Bill Forsyth at US mail should be sent to: Bill Forsyth, PO Box 24081, Lexington, Ky. 40524.

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