HRC Showcase Theatre, celebrating its 27th season, proudly announces its annual playwriting contest, open to new, aspiring or established playwrights.
Chair: Jesse Waldinger
2018 Playwriting Contest Guidelines
HRC Showcase Theatre in Hudson, New York, invites submissions of full-length plays to its annual contest from new, aspiring or established playwrights. Each submitted play should be between 70 and 90 pages in length (running time maximum 90 minutes excluding intermission), be previously unpublished, require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by professional actors. No one-person shows, musicals or children’s plays will be considered.
The 2018-2019 HRC season runs from October, 2018 to May, 2019. Judges will select the winner of the W Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. To qualify for the prizes, each playwright must attend the reading of his/her play in Hudson, New York. There is a $10.00 processing fee for each play submitted.
How to submit:
Only electronic submissions will be accepted. PDF format preferred. The e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your e-mail message, please let us know where you heard about the contest. There should be two attachments:
How to pay the $10.00 processing fee. There are two options:
HRC Showcase Theatre
P.O. Box 940
Hudson, NY 12534
payment through PayPal
Entries must be received by February 1, 2018. The winners will be notified by the end of summer, 2018.