The Sixth Annual Kentucky New Play Series, sponsored by KPW, is accepting submissions from January 1 through March 2, 2017.
Submitted plays should be written by resident Kentucky playwrights 16 years of age and older.
For purposes of this contest, college students attending a public or private college or university in Kentucky is considered a “resident” of the state.
Plays must be 10 to 15 minutes in length–10 to 15 pages in a standard play format.
Plays are to be COMEDIES (slapstick and farce included). Musicals and dramas will not be accepted.
Plays must be comedies on the theme of UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL. The phrase (which is the Kentucky state motto) is not required to be used IN the play. However, judges (and eventually audience members) should be able to see a connection between the play and the theme.
Submissions that DO NOT address the theme will be disqualified.
Scripts MUST adhere to the following restrictions:
* No more than three (3) characters
* No more than one hand prop
* The only set pieces allowed are a 6′ banquet table and two armless side chairs.
* No special effects or music allowed
Plays will be produced at the Kentucky State Fair in August 2017, therefore scripts must be appropriate for children and adults 3 to 93.
Winning playwrights will be paid an in-lieu of royalty payment of $15 per performance.
Plays are performed only once at the Kentucky State Fair. However, the producing theater is encouraged to stage additional performances at a second venue. Playwrights are each to be paid $15 per show if additional performances are given. Such performances are not guaranteed, however.
Plays may have been previously produced one or two times only.
Scripts not adhering to the rules will be disqualified.
Decisions of the judges are final.
In submitting a script playwrights agree to abide by the rules and the decisions of the judges.
Submissions made prior to January 2, 2017 or after March 1, 2017 will neither be accepted nor judged.
Please email submissions to ky dot playwright at yahoo dot com