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Saturday, September 29, 2018

2018 Stephanie Lehr Playwriting Competition

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The Guinea Pig Lab literary board would like to invite all playwrights to enter their 2018 search for plays.

The board is looking specifically for scripts written as one-woman plays and plans to select THREE for staged readings in spring 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. The competition, named in honor of Guinea Pig Lab volunteer Stephanie Lehr, is open to all playwrights however, two of the plays will be selected from Kansas playwrights. This allows us to continue in our mission to support Kansas playwrights, but also allows us to bring in new playwrights so the winners can network and share experiences.

Call for Entries
The Guinea Pig Lab is calling for full-length or one-act plays.

Scripts are due September 30, 2018 by midnight.

Winner and runners-up will be notified in mid-January. The winner will also receive a staged reading from the Guinea Pig Lab in the spring of 2019, dates TBA. Winners of the competition are welcome to attend the event and will be acknowledged with certificates and a short ceremony – as we want to ensure the playwright is in attendance so they can fully reap the benefits of a public reading. Prior to the reading, the winner will receive a session with our resident dramaturg, Dr. Dan Bacalzo, a former theatre critic and professor.

For the 2018 Competition:
-submit your play (minimum of 20-minute estimated run-time)
-MUST BE A ONE-WOMAN SHOW
-you are welcome to select your own topic, no restrictions
-NO musicals, please
-please submit play in standard traditional play format, in English
-submissions must be original, unpublished plays
-translations and adaptations are not accepted
-no fee to enter
-one script per playwright each contest, please

KANSAS ENTRANTS: You MUST be either currently living in Kansas or the KC Metro Area to submit or be a former Kansas resident who retains ties to the state. If you are not living in Kansas at the time of submission, please note when you lived in Kansas and why you are no longer in the state in your bio. (i.e. Lived in Kansas from birth to 18, now in Colorado going to CU-Boulder).

Please send your script with a short author’s bio and contact information to theguineapiglab@gmail.com, preferably as a pdf.

Remember, deadline is September 30, 2018.

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