Buffalo Young Writers contest accepting submissions
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • July 16, 2012 @ 10:10am
Road Less Traveled Productions continues its mission to engage a new generation of theatergoers.
RLTP announced it is accepting submissions for its fourth annual Buffalo Young Writers contest and has extended the call-for-work to students between the ages of 15 and 23 currently enrolled in Western New York schools. Previously, only WNY students ages 17 to 22 were invited to submit. As in past years, local students are encouraged to write a ten-minute play.
One grand-prize winner (selected by RLTP) will receive $250 and see his or her play produced at the Road Less Traveled Theater. Four runners up will also receive readings of their submissions, as well as complementary tickets to RLTP shows. Also, there is no admission fee for the BYW contest.
BYW contest submissions will be accepted electronically by RLTP through Friday, March 1, 2013 and school administrators and teachers are encouraged to incorporate the contest into 2012-2013 school-year curriculum.
Contest winners will be announced at the Mighty Taco Talkback Thursday performance of RLTP’s season production of the play “Seeds” on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Road Less Traveled Theater. Student admission for Mighty Taco Talkback Thursdays is only $5 with valid identification.
“RLTP’s mission is to develop and produce world-premiere plays by local playwrights,” said RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston, “so the Buffalo Young Writers contest is a great opportunity to inspire WNY’s students of today to become RLTP’s working playwrights of tomorrow!”
For more information on how to submit your work, check out the RLTP website.
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