Wednesday, June 29, 2011

9/11 Ten Minute Playwriting Contest

The 9/11 Ten Minute Playwriting Contest
Can you write a 10 minute play  about 9/11 before  Sat. 30th July 2011?
Think of 9/11 as a metaphor for Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, USA, Pakistan, England, Syria, Israel, Kuwait, War, Peace, Muslims, Jews, Christians,Heathens, Chaldren, Sunni, Shiite, Oil, Koran, Bible, Torah, Bubba, God, Hillary, Mohammad, Buddha, Jesus, George W.,Osama, Obama, Sistanni, Saddam, 41, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Powell, Chaney, Chalaba, Sadr, Blair, Rumsfeld, Pervez, Satire, Comedy,Drama, Prophet, Iran, Baghdad, Hezbollah, Ashura, CIA, Palestine, WMD, Scuds, Islam, Tribes, Taliban, McCain, ISI, Mullah, Al-Qaeda,Beirut, Crusaders, No-Fly Blacklist, Hamas, Sheiks, Clans, Occupation, Patriot Act, IED's, Congress, FBI, Northern Alliance, Mullah,Pentagon, Terrorists, Yeman, Bhutto, Guantanamo, Desert Storm, Jihad, Parable, Democracy, Imam, Persian Gulf War, NSA,Madras, Rendering, Rabbi, SaudiaArabia, Peshmerga, Sovereign Nation, Egit, Hijab, Together Forward, SERE, Surge, Arab, Kut, Gonzales,Law, Supreme's, Caliphate, Taiz,Love,Mecca, 5 Pillars, Mujaheddin, Coalition,Saladin,Condi, Barney, etc., etc. Can you write about  soldiers and civilians dying?     Non- partisan   1st prize $100, 2nd prize $25, 3rd prize $25, 4th - 1th prizes $10.
There will be 25 semi-finalists , then 10 finalists.
 The 10 finalists chosen by independent judges
 will  have a staged reading in Los Angeles on 9/11, 2011. 
 On 9/11 , independent judges will decide the #1 winner.  
  Semi-finalists and finalists will be notified.
          Submission Guidelines:  
1.      Play must be  Unpublished , unproduced and not have won any other contests. 
2.       No longer than 10 minutes 
3.         One page biography .
4.       Include Two copies of each script. 
5.          No e-mail scripts accepted. 
6.      Include brief character descriptions.
7.     A voluntary donation of 3 first class stamps from your country.
8.     Contest open to Earth Citizens, including Canadians and Mathematicians. 
9.     Deadline: Sat. 30th July 2011.
        Please mail to:  American Science Theatre
                                    Short Plays
                                    P. O. Box  291 460
                                    Los Angeles CA 90029   USA.
                                   ( Please, no  registered scripts).
We are also looking for Plays/Screenplays , from 10 minutes to full length about science and/or scientists. Please mail to above address. Each writer will be contacted before we perform your script.
We  are also seeking Sponsors/Donations for productions. Interested? Any suggestions?  Please contact :john at  americansciencetheatre dot   com

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