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Playwriting Competition

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is excited to announce our 2021 playwriting competition for budding or seasoned playwrights! 


Length of play
1 Act (Max 45 minutes)

Subject Matter
The play can be of any genre. Special attention will be given to plays with social significance.

Status of play
The play should be unproduced and unpublished

Number of entries
Up to three entries per playwright

Submissions & Fees
Submissions will be accepted up until midnight April 30, 2021. There is a $20 per script submission fee. Scripts will be in Word or PDF form and uploaded through the Hopkinton Center for the Arts submission site accompanied by payment and completed submission form. The play should be formatted in standard stage play format.

Competition Announcement
Winners will be determined by the end of May 2021. The receipt of all plays will be acknowledged. All entries are final; no revisions will be accepted. 

The winning writer(s) will also receive a free year-long subscription to www.playsubmissionshelper.com, the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of play submission opportunities available anywhere.

Cash prize of $200. The top three plays will be selected by committee. Hopkinton Center for the Arts will have the right to cut the play to run no more than 45 minutes. These short versions will be presented to an audience of local residents during the annual A Play, A Pie & A Pint Festival. The audience members will vote on their favorite play and that play will be declared the winner of the competition. 

A full production of the winning play will be performed at the HCA the following year. The playwright will grant the Hopkinton Center for the Arts the rights to produce the play, royalty free.

Please submit your scripts by email to esltheater@hopartscenter.org

To pay for your script submission: Click Here (The number of "tickets" you purchase should correspond to the number of scripts you will be submitting.)


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