Pat the Dog Playwright Centre is hosting its fourth annual 24-hour playwriting contest. Contestants write off-site, so you can hit the keyboard at home, in a coffee shop, on a bus… the location is up to you. There’s no entry fee and no restrictions on final script length. All you have to do is write an original script using three secret words — in 24 hours.
Feeling up to the challenge? The Contest runs from 4:00 PM on Friday, October 5, 2012 to 4:00 PM Saturday, October 6, 2012. The winner will be announced at 4:00 PM on Monday, October 8, 2012. First prize: $500, a public staged reading and a featured Q&A on Pat the Dog’s website. Second and third place winners are awarded a reading.
Space is limited so sign up early.
Rules & Regulations:
- The contest is open to anyone living in Ontario. Space is limited to the first 30 entrants, accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Entrants can work from a page of prepared notes, but all plays are to be original works.
- The script must include, in some form, the three secret words we select. These words will be emailed to the participants at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 5, 2012.
- Participants must email their play to the designated email address no later than 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2012.
- Scripts must be in electronic format (acceptable extensions include .doc, .docx or .pdf), written in 12 point Arial, Courier or Times Roman, double-spaced between speaking parts, and formatted for 8 1/2” X 11” paper.
- The title page should contain the title of the play, your name, contact number and email. The play itself must NOT contain your name, but have a header with the play title and page numbers.
- To register fill out our Entry Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pat the Dog Playwright Centre is Ontario’s only playwright centre open to both established and emerging artists. We are dedicated to the development of both contemporary Canadian work and new writers for the stage. As a non-producing theatre association, we focus on the playwright, acting as a resource for both writers and producing theatres to further the art of dramaturgy and new play development.
For more information about Pat the Dog Playwright Centre, please contact General Manager, Myriam Léger.
Pat the Dog is grateful to the following sponsors: Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council, the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Foundation, Region of Waterloo Arts Fund, City of Kitchener, and City of Waterloo