Apply to PlayworksPlayworks Submission Deadline: _____________________ Email submissions to: ___________________________ Eligibility Participants must be active members of the Thespian Society enrolled in high school during the current school year.
Plays must be the original work of a single writer.
Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes when read aloud (approximately 10 typed pages).
Include a cover page with the title of the play, your name, school, troupe number, e-mail, phone number, director’s name, email, phone number.
No restrictions on content, language or format.
Include a header or footer with the title and page numbers.
Character, dialogue, and stage directions must be clearly distinguished.
Collaborative works or adaptations won’t be considered, nor will plays that include music, lyrics, or dialogue written by anyone other than the submitting writer.
Writers may submit more than one play for consideration.
When announced participants may submit scripts for review by the Thespian Playworks staff.
Up to two plays will be chosen for workshop readings and development at your Provincial Thespian Festival.
Important: if your script is selected as a finalist, you must be available to attend your Regional Thespian Festival.
Finalists will be responsible for the cost of coming to your Canadian Regional Thespian Festival. At the performance of their piece they will receive a check in the amount of registration.
Submission procedures to Thespians Playworks competition
Play scripts must be typed (12-point type preferred).
Submit a clean PDF copy of the script.
Include a cover page, with the following information:
the title of your play; your name, email address, telephone number(s)
your Thespian troupe number; the name of your school
the name and telephone number of your troupe director
the words “EdTA Canada Playworks Submission” in the subject line of your email
Attach a head-shot and short bio
All participants will be contacted after submission and again after the script review process is completed.
Email your script in a PDF file to: ________________________
Workshops and performance Up to two playwrights will be chosen to participate in play development workshops and script-in-hand readings at their Provincial Thespian Festival.
The playwright and actors will collaborate with a director and dramaturg; the emphasis will be on bringing the play to life on stage with minimal production elements and on strengthening the script through rewrites.
The student playwrights will be part of the production team, as they observe the readings, consult with their dramaturgs, receive and provide feedback, and work on revisions.
They will work with pre-festival casting from their own school or surrounding area.
The process will culminate in readings of the scripts, or portions of them, before a Thespian Festival audience, followed by an audience talk-back. Questions? Email: _________________________