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Carnival Hours Play

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Aspiring and experienced Australian playwrights are invited to submit unpublished and unperformed play scripts to the annual Carnival of Flowers Toowoomba Repertory Theatre Play Writing Competition.

New format:                                                                              
• Length 50 – 75 minutes                                    
• Professional feedback for top ten scripts       
• Professional workshopping of winning scripts


Toowoomba Rep. has initiated this competition to foster and encourage new and experienced playwrights, whether amateur or professional.

The play scripts will be judged anonymously by an experienced reading panel who will establish a short list of ten.  The shortlisted plays will then be evaluated by three industry professionals who will prepare written feedback to the playwrights  on their scripts, as well as providing guidance for the selection of the two winners of our competition.

The two winning plays will be workshopped over a weekend in June,  with the playwrights and production team present, led by a professional Dramaturg,  to bring the draft scripts to the stage of being production-ready.  Based on the outcomes of the workshop process, the playwright may then modify the script  as he/she sees fit and is the final arbiter of the script. The winning plays will be performed during the 2017 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers  for a six night season.

The two winning playwrights will be awarded cash prizes on the final performance evening, as follows:

Best play $ 4000
Second best play $ 2000

Competition Rules (including entry form) can be downloaded from the website here.

Entries must be received by Tuesday 31st January 2017.


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