MTA Playwriting Competition – Call for Scripts

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Playwriting is a unique discipline. It gives a writer the hope of having his/her words realized by others – literally putting words into the hands of directors and the mouths of actors. It’s a truly collaborative art form, and one we’re proud to celebrate at the Mississippi Theatre Association festival. Since 2007, MTA has been issuing a call for original scripts by Mississippi playwrights.

Our competition has two divisions – a youth division, for students under the age of 18; and an adult division, for playwrights 18 and above. The winner of each of these two categories receives a staged reading at the annual MTA festival, including a response from an established playwright; free MTA festival registration – and a cash prize!

All Mississippi playwrights are encouraged to submit their one-act plays to this competition. We know you have stories to tell, and an important part in moving from page to stage is submitting your work. Share your scripts, and start weaving your words into the fabric of Mississippi’s rich literary tapestry! Submissions are accepted April 1-October 1; the winner will
be announced in December, with their work and award presented at the 2012 MTA festival in January 2012.

To submit your entry or review the entire rules, visit and click on “Playwriting Competition.”

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