From September 15 through November 15, Sanguine Theatre Company will accept submissions for its annual Project Playwright Competition. The winner of the competition receives a fully-produced world premiere of their play in New York City as a part of Sanguine’s 2016 season.
From the hundreds of annual submissions, Sanguine’s literary team determines 3-7 finalists, announced in December. In January, Sanguine Theatre Company will produce a festival evening of staged readings in New York City with excerpts of the finalists’ scripts. Each excerpt is assigned a director and team of actors, and the audience votes on the winning script. This grand-prize winner is announced at the end of the festival evening, and his or her play will receive its world premiere in New York City as a part of Sanguine’s 2016 season.
Before submitting, each playwright is asked to read the guidelines and agreements, which can be found on Sanguine’s website under “Project Playwright” (direct link: http://www.sanguinenyc.com/#!project-playwright-application/c76t). The entry fee for the competition is $5.00, also processed through the website via PayPal. Questions can be directed to Sanguine’s literary team at: email@example.com.
Previous winners include: the lighthouse invites the storm by Josh Drimmer (2015), Flamingo by Alex Trow (2014), EXIT 27 by Aleks Merilo (2013), Bees and Lions by Sarah M. Duncan (2012), and Cary’s Chain Store Massacre by W.M. Akers (2011). Now in its 6th year, the competition has already showcased 22 finalist playwrights, over 20 emerging directors, and dozens of talented New York City actors through the annual festival evenings.
|Bees and Lions- Festival Excerpt|
|Bees and Lions at The Drilling Co. (2012)|
|EXIT 27- Festival Excerpt|
|EXIT 27 at Medicine Show Theater (2013)|
|Flamingo- Festival Excerpt|
|Flamingo at IRT Theater (2014)|
|the lighthouse invites the storm- Festival Excerpt|
|the festival invites the storm at The Chain Theater (2015)|