Attention All Writers: It's the Ten Minute Playwriting Contest

The Cape Cod Theatre Project is delighted to announce a Ten Minute Playwriting Contest for all residents of Cape Cod and the Islands.

The three best plays will be announced June 1, 2006 and presented at the Arts Alive! Festival in Falmouth in June and the first prizewinner will be presented at the Theatre Project Benefit July 9th. In addition, the winners will receive cash awards of $500, $300 and $100 respectively.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project presents staged readings of new American plays by both emerging and established playwrights each July at Falmouth Academy.

The Project has helped develop the work of such prominent playwrights as Lanford Wilson, Paula Vogel and Neil LaBute, as well as work by promising writers Anne Marie Healy, David Schulner, Garth Wingfield and Etan Frankel to name just a few. Notable directors who have worked at the Project are Marshal Mason, Christopher Ashley, Kate Whoriskey, Gabriel Barre and Pam Mackinnon. All have worked on and off Broadway.

The Project has also attracted many of the countryâ??s most outstanding actors including Bill Pullman, Anna Paquin (Academy Award winner), Frank Wood (Tony Award Winner), Amy Ryan (Two time Tony Nominee), Johanna Day (Tony Nominee), Diedre Oâ??Connell (Obie Award winner), Jeffrey Carlson, John Cunningham (Obie Award winner), Josh Hamilton, Marin Hinkle, J.C. McKenzie and Miriam Shor among many others.

Since 1995, the Project has presented 38 plays, 25 of which have gone on to stages around the country. In the 2004-2005 season six plays went to New York:

Wilder  by Eric Cressida Wilson, Between Us by Joe Hortua, The Ugly American by Mike Daisey, BFE by Julia Cho, Modern Orthodox by Daniel Goldfarb, and Manuscript by Paul Grellong and Almost Maine by John Cariani.

Contest Rules:

  • Any full-time or summer resident of the Cape Cod and the Islands is eligible to enter.
  • All plays must be received no later than April 1, 2006
  • Each playwright may submit only one script, so send your best!
  • Scripts may be no more than ten pages, double spaced, 12 point type
  • Title page must include name, address phone number and email
  • Each manuscript must be typed and individually bound or stapled.
  • No scripts will be returned â?? save postage, No SASE required
  • Mail scripts to: Contest CCTP, PO Box 410, Falmouth, MA 02541
  • Emailed scripts will be accepted in Word or RTF and should be sent to: [email protected]
  • Unfortunately, due to the volume of scripts anticipated, it will not be possible to comment individually on each work

Previously submitted plays, plays that have received an Equity production, musicals, children's shows, and any unsolicited longer one-act or full-length plays will not be accepted and will not be returned.

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