The Competition

Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival 2014-2015

 

When is the deadline?

Thursday, February 8th, 2015

 

Who can submit?

The competition is open to playwrights in 1st through 12th grade around the world.

 

What are the prizes?

This year, professional playwrights and comedy writers will select two plays (one comedy, one drama) in each age group for Off-Broadway production in May. The Worldwide Plays Festival, funded by David Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants, will run May 12th through May 17th at the Abingdon Theatre in New York City. The winning playwrights will also be awarded scholarships: $1,000 for the high school winners, $500 for middle school winners, and $250 for the elementary school winners.

 

What are the guidelines?

We accept monologues, dramas, comedies, musicals, and more. Plays should be no longer than 10 pages and should be written in standard play formatting. (Please note that we do not accept collaborations by more than two writers.) Writers may submit more than one piece. Submissions must include a cover sheet with the following information: title, full name of writer, birthdate, school, grade, address, two phone numbers, and an email address.

 

How do I submit?

Submit by filling out the online form and uploading your play in a PDF format. You may also mail it to Writopia Lab at 155 West 81st Street, Suite A, New York, NY 10024. Plays must be uploaded or postmarked by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 8th. If you are submitting a hard copy in the mail, please include a cover letter with the following information: title, full name of writer, birthdate, school, grade, address, two phone numbers, and an email address. If you are uploading it online, please make sure that your name and contact information are NOT on the document.

Submit Your Play!

Online submission form.

Worldwide Plays Festival 2015

Tuesday May 12th to Saturday May 17th

June Havoc Theater
312 West 36th St.
New York, NY 10018

Thank You,
Mr. Letterman!