Lourdes Drama Society
2013 One-Act Playwriting Competition
The Lourdes Drama Society is pleased to once again sponsor a one-act playwriting competition this year. Last year we received scripts from across the U.S. and Canada, with the winning plays receiving world premieres during our Festival of One Acts 2013 in the spring. This year we expect the competition to be even bigger and better!
The competition is open to all playwrights 18 years of age and older. Entries must be one-act stage plays with performance times of 8 to 15 minutes. Submissions are restricted to original dramatic works — no adaptations — that have not been previously published or produced outside of an academic environment. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization and dialogue. Lourdes University Drama Society will produce the winning plays royalty-free during its Festival of One Acts 2014. The deadline for entries is a postmark of October 1, 2013.
Download rules and an entry form (PDF)
Congratulations to the 2013 Competition Winners
John Davenport of Seattle, Washington – Off Book
Jeffrey Strausser of Houston, Texas – Peaks and Valleys
3rd Place – Tie
Joe Lauinger of Ossining, New York – The Fish Pond
Philip Hall of Longboat Key, Florida – Waiting for Seven
California Jack Cassidy of San Diego, California – The Hit
Cynthia Mercati of Des Moines, Iowa – The Jar
Jack Rushen of Stratford, Connecticut – Graduation
Carl Williams of Houston, Texas – The Elimination Round