THE ETHICAL HUMANIST SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA
Third Annual One-Act Play Contest 2013
The Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia is pleased to announce its third annual One-Act Play Contest. Playwrights residing in the greater Philadelphia area are invited to submit scripts. A panel of readers will select one winner and two runners-up. The winner will receive an honorarium of $100 and a rehearsed reading of the play at one of our Sunday Platforms during the 2013-14 season. The playwright retains all rights to the script beyond the reading. There is no submission fee.
Rules and guidelines
• The playwright must be a current resident of the greater Philadelphia area.
• Only one submission per playwright may be sent.
• No plays previously submitted to us will be considered.
• Previously produced plays are acceptable.
• Scripts must be in the standard format, with page numbers.
• The script must read in 30-40 minutes.
• The maximum number of characters is four.
• Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The email should be titled "ONE-ACT PLAY CONTEST SUBMISSION," and the message must contain the title of the play and the name, address, telephone number and email address of the playwright. The script, in an attached .doc, docx or .pdf file, must include the title of the play, but nothing to identify the playwright. Send this email, and any inquiries, to Pat McGeever at .
• Submissions will be accepted beginning March 2 and concluding May 2.
• The winning playwright must be present at the reading and the discussion which follows. If this is not feasible, the play of one of the runners-up will be chosen instead.
• No particular theme or genre is required. But playwrights should keep in mind that the winning play will take the place of one of our Sunday Platforms, and that the Society is a non-theistic ethical and educational organization, which seeks to bring out the best in ourselves, in others, and in all of human society. Playwrights are strongly advised to visit our website, http://phillyethics.org for further information. We seek plays that will both entertain and stimulate lively, meaningful discussion.
2011: FAMILY ALBUM by Diana Cavallo told the story of two sisters embroiled in personal and professional controversy after one of them wrote a book about the suicide of their father.
2012: NOVEMBER WOMEN by Kate McGrath depicted a social worker and client meeting the day before Thanksgiving, each facing their own demons and dramas as the holiday approached.
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