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The Portland Civic Theatre Guild is seeking submissions from Portland
Metro Area playwrights for the 2024 Portland Civic Theatre Guild New Play Award
Winning Playwright receives $1,000 Award
- Playwright must be from the Portland Metro Area.
- Scripts must be original, full-length plays that have not been produced; previous workshops and readings are acceptable.
- Translations, musicals, one-acts, and children’s plays will not be considered.
- The play may have 1-6 characters. Plays with more than 6 characters, including those in which one actor plays multiple roles, may not be considered.
- The playwright may submit only one script for consideration.
- Plays previously submitted for the Guild’s New Play Award are not eligible.
- The play must not be scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.
- The manuscript must be written in standard play format, including a cast of characters.
- The title page must include:
- Title of script
- Name of playwright
- Contact information for playwright (email, phone and residence address)
- Scripts must be submitted via email in PDF format.
- Subject line on email should read: 2024 PCTG New Play Award, Title of play, Playwright’s Name.
- Submit script to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 12, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered.
You may direct questions about the PCTG New Play Award to email@example.com.
Previous winners include:
- The Sweatermakers by Andrew Wardenaar
- Love is Enough by Donna Barrow-Green
- Deception by Nancy Moss
- Rimbaud’s Daughter in Louisiana (or The Drunken Pirogue) by Steve Patterson
- Badge of Honor by Tim Blough
- I Love You/Who Are You? by Matthew Miller
- Shakespeare’s Skull by Rich Rubin
- Recent Unsettling Events by Andrea Stolowitz
- Cat Napper by Kwik Jones
- Dorothy's Dictionary by E.M. Lewis
- BAD BABIES (A Western Fairytale) by Jacklyn Maddux
The Portland Civic Theatre Guild is a volunteer organization founded in 1958. Its mission is to serve and support Portland’s theatre community with an award and fellowship program.
- Leslie O. Fulton Fellowship for established theatre artists.
- Isabella Chappell Award in support of theatre companies and venues.
- Mary Brand Award promotes theatre education and production for youth.