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Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition

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The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition is part of the Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego, sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities. The Gaffney Prize, now in its tenth year, awards $1000 to a winning undergraduate author along with travel and lodging to participate in the play’s staged reading as part of the Wagner New Play Festival.

The University of California San Diego's Theatre and Dance Department seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of scripts highlighting African American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms not allowed.

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have had staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. You must also include your contact information (name, college email, and address); play title, number of characters, institution affiliation and a one page story summary.

Deadline for entry is 3/11/2016
All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

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