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Thursday, August 17, 2023

Go Try Play Write August 2023


Deadline: August 31, 2023


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!

August 2023 prompt: A super powers prompt. Write a ten page maximum scene or a five page maximum monologue about a society where everyone has the same super power, but one individual loses that power. The scene is about incidents that happen to that individual, or the monologue is about what goes through their mind as they deal with their new existence. 

(Sorry for the late prompt all; I caught a cold when I got back from vacation. I hope it doesn’t set you back. Harry Wong III~)

Winning entries will be performed/read by actors, filmed, shared via social media, and archived on Kumu Kahua Theatre and Bamboo Ridge websites.

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