PLAY A ROLE

The NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition provides an outlet for new playwrights new works logoto showcase their work and have a chance to see their play produced on a professional level. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings. After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions.  The playwright(s) of each play will be flown to Memphis to take part in the rehearsals and the development of the new work. Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $750. They will receive world premieres in the upcoming season at Playhouse on the Square’s third performance space, TheatreWorks. There is a $15 entry fee for the competition, which must be paid along with the submitted script.   PLEASE NOTE – Members of the Dramatists Guild need only pay $10.  Only check and money order will be accepted.  Any script submitted without the entry fee will not be considered. Please make checks payable to Playhouse on the Square. 

 

If you are interested in reading more about the guidelines for the competition, please click here.

 

Want to get involved? 

 

ATTEND A READING – $10/READING

Attend any or all staged readings of the six finalists and participate in the post-reading discussions

 

AUDITION FOR THE READING SERIES

Actors will be needed to perform in the staged readings of the six finalists. Keep an eye on our Auditions Page for the announcement.

 

BECOME A SUPPORTER – $100

  • Receive recognition in the program of the reading series
  • Receive one complimentary ticket to each of the staged readings of all six finalists

 

BECOME A BACKER – $750

  • Receive recognition in all press releases, publicity, and printed materials
  • Receive one complimentary ticket to each of the staged readings of all six finalists
  • Receive two complimentary tickets to the productions of the two shows to be produced during the upcoming season

 

BECOME A SPONSOR – $1,500

  • Receive recognition in all press releases, publicity, and printed materials
  • Receive two complimentary tickets to each of the staged readings of all six finalists
  • Receive a vote in the selection of the two shows to be produced in the upcoming season
  • Receive four complimentary tickets to the productions of the two shows to be produced during the upcoming season

To make a donation to the NewWorks@TheWorks Competition, please contact Jordan Nichols at jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org or 901-937- 6462.