Is your creative nonfiction worthy of the big lights? Ever think your life could be transformed into a dramatic scene performed by real actors dazzling a live audience?
Now’s the time to dust off your playwright skills. At least two ten-minute one-act plays written by TNB contributors will hit the stage this December at the longest actively running community theater in America.
Nick Belardes’ Random Writers Workshop in Bakersfield, California has teamed up with indie bookstore Russo’s Books and Bakersfield Community Theatre (BCT) to provide a great new opportunity for TNB contributors.
“If you’ve ever wanted to see what you’ve written come to life, this is your chance,” says Thomas G. Robinson of Russo’s Books. “Create some characters, have them interact. Throw in a murder, or a love scene, or a trip to the moon!”
Robinson, who spearheaded this great opportunity, is also director of Nick Belardes’ BCT one-act winner, Stonewall, which will be performed along with two winning entries from the Random Writers Workshop and two winning entries from The Nervous Breakdown. One-acts will be performed Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11 at the historic Bakersfield Community Theatre.
1) Submit as many as you’d like.
2) Deadline: Submit your one-act by Sept. 30, 2010 to [email protected] (Send him a note if you’re considering entering). Winners will be announced by Oct. 8.
3) Your one-act should last no longer than ten minutes. Time it. Read it to yourself and make sure you consider pauses, laughs, physical movements, etc., to get a good idea of how long it is.
4) Minimal use of scenery, costume necessities, etc. It’s a ten minute one-act. Don’t make it too difficult!
Now get to writing!
Image by Julie Jordan Scott