Playwriting Competition

The Next Great Play

A Playwriting Competition

Dates & Times

Submission Deadline

November 25, 2011

Sponsors and Studio@620 partner to find The Next Great Play with a playwriting competition. The grand prize winner will receive the world premiere of their play as part of the Studio@620’s 2012-13 theater season.

The top three submissions will receive staged readings open to the public at Studio@620, from which a winner will be chosen. The chosen playwright will win the fully realized world premiere of their play, as well as receiving the Studio@620’s standard playwriting fee. All plays must be original works that have not been publicly produced or performed, although past public readings are acceptable. Submissions must be at least one act long and can be any genre, including musicals, and about any subject matter.

Submissions will be accepted through Nov. 25. All scripts must include a cover page with the title of the play and contact information, a 1-2 paragraph synopsis, a character breakdown and a $20 check or money order made out to New Roots News to pay the readers fee. Submissions should be mailed to: New Roots News, Attn: Next Great Play, 622 1st Ave S, Suite 4, St. Petersburg, FL., 33701. Digital submissions can be made at: ($20 check or money order needs to be mailed New Roots News at the above address). is the premiere online repository for all things St. Petersburg. Their passionate and driven team of young professionals covers arts, events, lifestyle, music and local government, as well as profile local businesses and citizens. Founded on the values of public journalism, is contributor-based and always looking for other members of the community to get involved.

Information via The Studio @ 620



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