New Playwrights/New Plays Competition 2020
CLOSED FOR 2020
For over 10 years, Eventide Theatre Company showcases an array of Cape Cod creative voices, including our annual New Playwrights, New Plays: the Jeremiah Kaplan Playwriting Competition and Performance.
The New Playwrights, New Plays Competition encourages and stimulates the writing and production of new full-length plays by Cape and Island writers. The Competition is sponsored by Eventide Theatre Company, a Cape Cod non-profit organization devoted to producing stimulating theatre for the purpose of inspiring thought and debate and showcasing the work of local artists.
The 2007 winner ~ Meridian Summer by Candace Perry
The 2008 winner ~ Sequel by David Kucher
The 2009 winner ~ Eucatastrophe by Andy Reynolds
The 2010 winner ~ This Verse Business by A.M. Dolan
The 2011 winner ~ To Be in the Game by Tom Gotsill
The 2013 winner ~ A Talented Woman by James Dalglish and Lynda Sturner
The 2014 winner ~ Fifteen Men in a Smoke Filled Room by Colin Crowley
The 2015 winner ~ The Final Say by Meryl Cohn
The 2016 winner ~ Bruno by Raymond van Over
The 2017 winner ~ Colonel of Reason by Tom Gotsill
The 2018 winner ~ Office Noise by Bob Dutton
The 2020 winner ~ Touched By War by James Marlow
We accept full-length play manuscripts (please no musicals or previously produced work) from Cape Cod playwrights only.
+ The playwright chosen as having submitted the best script will receive a $1,000.00 prize and a public reading on the Eventide Theatre Stage in Dennis.
+ Each play is given a written critique by a theatre professional .
+ With the initial submission, an entry fee of $25 is required to defray the cost of the written critique.
+ Further post critique discussion via email can occur before the final draft is due.
+ We employ three individuals to read the final submissions.
+ With the collaboration of the winning playwright, a director and actors will be chosen to prepare the public reading which will be held on our stage before a paying audience.
+ The $1,000.00 check will be presented to the winning playwright at that reading.
+ Playwrights should submit their plays using the registration form below.
+ Be sure to include your phone number and other contact information on the title page only.
Major funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Kaplan Fund of The Cape Cod Foundation. Additional funding was provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.