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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Go Try Play Write January 2024


Deadline: January 31, 2024

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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!

January 2024 prompt: A New Year’s resolution prompt. 

Write a ten (10) page maximum scene or a six (6) page maximum monologue of the first challenge to a person’s New Year’s resolution. It’s a resolution that the character has made, and you should choose whether they succeed or fail when confronted.

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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