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Wagner College Department of Performing Arts

The Stanley Drama Award

The Stanley Drama Award was established in 1957 by Staten Island philanthropist Alma Guyon Timolat Stanley and endowed through the Stanley-Timolat Foundation to encourage and support aspiring playwrights. The national Stanley Award competition is administered by the Wagner College Theatre program, listed for the last decade among the top five college theater programs in the country in the Princeton Review’s annual Best Colleges Guide. The award carries with it a monetary prize of $2,000 along with the distinction of joining the illustrious list of past Stanley Award winners.
Fee: 
30
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights who have not preciously received the award, specifically seeking new and unproduced plays. Only one submission per playwright and the manuscript and payment must be sent in the mail to Wagner College
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
10 / 31 / 2022

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The Brick (Brooklyn | NY)

Interrobang: New Work Festival 2023

A short-play festival seeking submissions for performance in Brooklyn in April, 2023.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, however they will not be establishing creative teams, so playwrights should plan to be in-person (in NYC) for the duration of the process.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 31 / 2022

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Weathervane Playhouse (Akron | OH)

8x10: The Eileen Moushey TheatreFest Submission 2023

A 10-minute play festival in Akron, OH in which all plays feature a pre-selected prop. Selected playwrights will receive full productions of their plays, as well as the following award amounts: First Place: $500, Second Place: $350, Third Place: $250, Five Runners Up: $100/each.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights ages 18+
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 15 / 2022

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Empowering Playwrights one Pixel at a Time: How Online Resources Can Fuel Your Playwriting Interests

What if you want to write a play? Where to start? And what if you have a few plays? What to do with them? And what if you want to learn more skills as a writer? Where to go next? If you’re here, you probably already have some ideas. But member to member, I’ll offer some tips and tricks, in what has become a daily habit: Read, Write, Send and Find. Let’s go!

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Exploring Character Through Environment

Environment dictates more than we give it credit for in our writing. Give environment its due and follow your impulses to explore all facets of your character. Hopefully, the result will be characters that feel molded from the earth they grew up in. In this article, readers are taken through a three-part exercise to explore how environment dictates character and character dictates environment. 

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The Playwright & Biography

Arguably, some of the most successful American plays are gripped by biography. So, how do we shape elements of biography into dramatic works?

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