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ESL Theater

2023 Playwriting Competition | Play, Pint & Pie

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is excited to announce our 2023 one act playwriting competition for budding or seasoned playwrights! Selected one acts will be performed August 2023 at the "A Play, A Pint & A Pie" event.
Please submit your scripts in a pdf formate by email to esltheater@hopartscenter.org

To pay your script submission fee(s) please click on the Buy Tickets button below. (The number of "tickets" you purchase should correspond to the number of scripts you will be submitting. 


Length of play
No more than 20 minutes (approx 20 pages)

Subject matter
Open (must be appropriate for a PG-13 audience). May be comedy, drama, etc. (Please consider whether your play can be performed outdoors with modest technical requirements)

Status of play
The one act plays should be unpublished. It is acceptable to submit one acts that have been previously produced by a non-professional group (i.e. community theater).

Number of entries
Up to three entries per playwright

Submissions & Fees
Submissions will be accepted up until 11:59 pm on March 31, 2023. There is a $20 per script submission fee. Scripts should be in Word or PDF form and emailed upon payment of the script submission fee. 

Competition Announcement
Finalists (between 4-6) will be determined by the end of April 2022. All entries are final; no revisions will be accepted. Plays will not be returned or critiqued. The finalists plays will be performed on August 26, 2023. 

The juried winning playwright will win $200. 


Wednesday, February 01
12:00 PM

General Admission

  • General Ticket: $20 (Members: $20)

  • Student/Senior Ticket: $ 20 (Member: $20)

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