New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts postmarked through July 15, 2007.
New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest - an international contest whose mission is to seek out extraordinary, socially conscious scripts from around the world - is accepting scripts postmarked through July 15, 2007.
First Prize: $300 and a reading in an established New York City theatre.
Second Prize: a reading in an established New York City theatre.
Third Prize: a reading in an established New York City theatre.
As a direct result of prior New Works of Merit Playwriting Contests:
2006: 2004 winning script Conversation with a Kleagle by Rudy Gray was produced in NYC February 16, 2006 - April 7, 2006
2006: 2003 third place script Interview by Valerie Killigrew, was produced in NYC November 2 - December 2, 2006.
2004: 2003 co-winning script Ruby's Story by Ron Osborne was produced in
NYC May 13 - July 3, 2004.
2004: 2003 honorable mention script Cry Wolf by Deborah Mulhall was produced in NYC October 7 - November 27, 2004.
2004: 2003 honorable mention script Shades by Paula J. Caplan received a free development workshop June 28-July 2, 2004 and a reading on July 11,2004.
2006: 2004 contest winner, Rudy Gray: in 2006, Mr. Gray became Resident Playwright of 13th Street Repertory Company-NYC
Six scripts that were not finalists received a free reading.
Since January 2002, Sandra Nordgren, the founder of the contest, has been responsible for the offering of over 150 readings, 35 productions, 15 development workshops, and two theater playwriting residencies, all in New YorkCity at no cost to the playwright.