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Friday, September 15, 2023

Go Try Play Write September 2023


Deadline: September 30, 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!

The prompt for the month of September 2023 is:
A Karen vs. Karen prompt. Write a ten (10) page maximum scene about a conflict between at least two (2) "Karens." The two "Karens" are both perpetrator and victim. All the usual "Karens" tropes apply, but for the purposes of this a prompt, a "Karens" is loosely defined as a person who demands civility for themselves from someone, but goes about it in the most uncivil way.

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