ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES THE ARIZONA PLAYWRITING AWARD
Local playwright to receive cash prize and reading
The Arizona Playwriting Award has been established by Arizona Theatre Company to honor the quality of work created by Arizona playwrights. The award is meant to identify a play of the highest caliber submitted by a current resident of Arizona.
Playwrights residing in the state of Arizona are encouraged to submit scripts for the Award. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2009 (scripts must be postmarked by this date). Each script will be read and evaluated by a member of ATC’s Artistic Staff. Finalists will be judged by ATC’s artistic staff including the Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager.
The winner will be awarded a $250 prize and a private table reading of his or her script with members of Arizona Theatre Company’s Artistic Staff present to provide feedback on the play. For more information about the Arizona Playwriting Award, please e-mail Jennifer Bazzell, ATC’s Literary Manager, at [email protected] or leave a phone message at (520) 884-8210 ext. 8510.
2010 ARIZONA PLAYWRITING AWARD GUIDELINES:
One playwright will be given the $250 Award and a table reading for his or her play.
The award is open to all Arizona-based playwrights. For the purposes of this award, an Arizona-based playwright is defined as a playwright who makes his or her permanent residence anywhere in Arizona for at least six months of the year.
Scripts must be in English.
Company members of Arizona Theatre Company during the submission period of the Award are ineligible for the Award.
Scripts will be read by ATC Artistic Staff. The award-winning play will be selected from a group of finalists by ATC's senior Artistic Staff.
You must follow for the following directions in order for your script to be considered for the Award:
The winning script will be given a table reading by actors selected by Arizona Theatre Company. The playwright will be present for the table reading and a discussion to follow. If the winning playwright lives in an Arizona city other than Tucson or Phoenix, the playwright will be awarded a $75 travel stipend to provide his or her own transportation from his or her location in Arizona to the location of the reading. Members of the Arizona Theatre Company Artistic Staff will be present at the reading to give the playwright feedback about his or her work.
Scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned.
Mail manuscripts to:
Arizona Playwriting Award
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the ATC Box Office at 520.622.2823 or visit www.arizonatheatre.org.