Playwriting ContestThe Rivers Institute at Hanover college announces a contest to select four outstanding one-act plays that will become part of a tour of Indiana towns planned for the early summer of 2014. Plays will be selected in two categories, those written about the lives and work of famous Indiana cultural figures, such as musicians, artists, writers, actors, and other cultural icons and those written about general topics that do not relate to Indiana cultural figures.
The play must be written by a Hanover College student or alumnus.
The play should be approximately 15 minutes playing time (about 9-12 pages of dialog), aimed toward a general audience yet accessible and not too mature in content for children in the audience.
The play should require no more than 5 actors, ideally 2 or 3 men and 2 or 3 women.
The play should be actable with some props and a few stools, or chairs, or tables and with no significant scenery.
The play can be a newly written work or a previously written work that has never been published or copyrighted.
The winning playwrights will receive a prize of $250 for each play chosen. The play will be available for the Rivers Institute at Hanover College to perform at no additional royalties, though the work remains in all other ways the sole property of the playwright.
Scripts should be submitted electronically via email as Microsoft Word document or PDF, and sent to email@example.com.
The deadline for submission is midnight January 31, 2014.
Winner will be notified no later than February 15.
Suggestions of Indiana cultural figure can be found below. It is not an exhaustive, list and is included as examples. A more exhaustive list can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Indiana
John Cougar Mellencamp
Gene Stratton Porter
Ernest Taylor Pyle
James Whitcomb Riley
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
2014 Performance Schedule:
To be announced
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