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Lourdes Drama Society
2014 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 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 2015. The deadline for entries is a postmark of October 15, 2014.

Download rules and an entry form (PDF)

Congratulations to the 2013 Competition Winners

1st Place
John Davenport of Seattle, Washington – Off Book

2nd Place
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

Honorable Mentions
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


Ked Desamour
Student Activities Coordinator
Phone: 419-517-8992