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. We accept full-length play manuscripts (please no musicals or previously produced work) from Cape Cod playwrights only, on or before September 1 each year.
+ The playwright chosen as having submitted the best script will receive a $1,000.00 prize and a public reading on the Gertrude Lawrence Stage in Dennis.
+ After the September 1 submission, 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 by December 31.
+ We employ three individuals to read the final submissions. Their choice of the winning script will be made by February 1.
+ 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 in the spring of 2020.
+ The $1,000.00 check will be presented to the winning playwright at that reading.
+ Playwrights should send their plays by the September 1 deadline via email attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(The same email address can be used for any questions about the Kaplan Playwriting Competition)
+ 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.