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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The PlayOffs at Horse & Cart 2014

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The PlayOffs are Horse & Cart’s annual playwriting festival/competition. Each year, we hand-select some of the best playwrights from around the country, and put them through a series of challenges, testing their chops and seeing whose work we want to bring to Denver. The winner is awarded a production with Horse & Cart for the following year, and a cash prize.


This year, 12 contestants will be selected out of hundreds to participate in our weekly battles where the keystroke is mightier than the sword!


The rules are simple. Send an email with the Subject line “PlayOffs Submission” with a sample of 5-10 pages of your best work that show your unique voice, along with your contact information to horseandcartcompany@gmail.com.

That’s it! We’ll take submissions through midnight June 30th, and contact our chosen contestants by July 10th. Once chosen, you’ll be asked to create new work on a weekly basis for 5 weeks this summer on different themes (mid-July through late August). Each week will have a live reading and subsequent elimination by our judges until just one playwright remains! That winner will receive a cash prize of at least $500, and the opportunity to develop and present an original work as part of the following year’s PlayOffs Festival.

We encourage local, national, and international entries, as all submissions will be done online. Participants will have their work published in competition anthology, and be among the first considered as Horse & Cart looks for future collaborators bringing original and powerful stories to Denver audiences!

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