Province-Wide Playwriting Contest Launched

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NotaBle Acts Theatre Company is once again searching for great plays by New Brunswick writers for its annual province-wide Playwriting Competition.

notable actsNotaBle Acts is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary in 2017. In this time, the company has presented 199 new plays by 90 different New Brunswick playwrights at its annual summer theatre festival.

If you’d like to add to those numbers and be part of this year’s lineup, NotaBle Acts invites submissions in five separate categories. The Site-Specific series seeks three 15-30 minute scripts, to be set in unconventional public locations in Fredericton; Taking it to the Street contest seeks 7-10 minute scripts for production outdoors in downtown Fredericton, with four winners selected. The third category, Acting Out, is for submissions of one-act plays 30-60 minutes in length. The winning scripts and runners up in this category will be showcased during the festival either as workshopped productions or staged readings.

In addition to having their work produced at the festival, set to run July 26-August 5, 2017 in Fredericton, all winning playwrights will receive script mentoring from a professional playwright and cash prizes of $150 for the Site-Specific series and $125 for Taking it to the Street. Winners of Acting Out will receive a $300 prize.

The contest also includes two additional categories for scripts written by New Brunswick Middle School and High School students, with the winners receiving cash prizes, professional mentoring, and public readings of their scripts at the festival.

Writers interested in entering the contest should consult the full contest rules and guidelines at Questions can be posed to Artistic Director, Len Falkenstein, at, or (506) 458-7406.

The deadline for entries is April 23, 2017.

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