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Saturday, July 29, 2023

Go Try Play Write July 2023


Deadline: July 31, 2023

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We’re proud to announce a new monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press. Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions are always the last day of the month. All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of July 2023 is:

A poetic meeting prompt. A ten page maximum "meet cute" between two people, but written in some form of poetic verse. This would be like the first meeting between Juliet and Romeo. Free verse, iambic pentameter, haikus, dactylic hexameter, in rhymed couplets, in alliteration, etc. Even rap! Pick a form, state what it is in the title, and make it work for the scene. We know you can do it!

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