Jan. 24, 2018
Writopia Lab's Seeks Submissions for Worldwide Plays Festival
By BWW News Desk
Writopia Lab's Worldwide Plays Festival is an annual Off-Broadway festival of plays written by playwrights ages 6-18 years-old and produced, designed, directed, and acted by New York Theater professionals.
Plays can be any genre-comedy, drama, horror, polemic, tragedy, historical, docu-drama, solo-play, interactive, sci-fi, or any other you dream up.
One challenge is that all plays must take place in ONE of the following places in a school:
School Classroom (can be any type of classroom--science lab, English classroom, kindergarten class, etc.)
School Office (can be any type of school office--teachers' lounge, principal's office, guidance counselor's office, etc.)
School Auditorium, Gym, or Sports Field
School is where people come to learn and come to teach, but it's also where people fall in love, come out, protest, and pray. It's where friendships are formed, where trust is broken, where people make the team and get cut from the play, where teachers are fired and heroes are made.
The competition is divided into the Elementary School division, the Middle School division, and the High School division. In all divisions, Off-Broadway productions will be awarded in the following categories:
Best Play/Musical Set in a Classroom
Best Play/Musical Set in a School Office
Best Play/Musical Set in a School Auditorium/Gym/Sports Field Scholarships
The top play in each division will be awarded the following scholarships:
High School: $1,000
Middle School: $500
Elementary School: $250
THURSDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2018
Plays must be no more than eight minutes long (this is roughly eight pages, but all plays must be eight minutes or shorter, no matter the page count).
The play must contain no more than three characters.
Standard playwriting format NOT required.
The action of your play must take place entirely inside ONE space in a school. The space can be ONE of the following:
- School Classroom can be any type of classroom (science lab, English classroom, kindergarten class, etc.)
- School Office can be any type of school office (teachers' lounge, principal's office, guidance counselor's office, etc.)
- School Auditorium, Gym, or Sports Field
There can be NO set changes. The entirety of the play must take place in ONE of the rooms listed above.