Barrington Stage Company has announced the creation of the Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, a new national play contest.
The winner of the award will receive both a $25,000 cash prize and a developmental staged reading with a professional cast and director, all travel and housing covered for the staged reading, and a possible full production at Barrington Stage Company. Two runners-up will each receive $5,000 and a developmental staged reading.
The play must be a new, unproduced full-length play; be unattached to any producers or directors; be able to be performed with eight actors or less; and be wholly original and not an adaptation or translation of an existing foreign language play. The playwright must be a U.S. resident and may only submit one play for consideration. The play must be endorsed by a professional theater, commercial producer, or literary agent. There is no fee for entry.
The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018. Final play selections will be announced in October 2018, and winners will be announced in December 2018.
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