Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre Bob Lee Prize for Comedy

29 August 2009

2009 Contest Rules and Regulations

Types of Material: Full-length two or three act comedies only. No screen plays, musicals or adaptations.

Frequency: Annual

Remuneration: 1st place: $500 cash prize and a full production in our BackStage Theatre.
*Cash Prize funded externally by the family of Bob Lee; no administrative fees go to fund the prize.

Finalists (2nd and 3rd place): Announced and possibility of a staged reading in our BackStage Theatre.

Guidelines: No screen plays, musicals or adaptations. Full-length two or three act comedies only. Unpublished, original work only. The script may not have been produced and have no rights, royalties or restrictions or received any other playwrighting award in the past two years. Winner may not have been employed by Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre in any way in the past five years. Scripts must be rated G to PG-13 and contain no nudity or strong language and be able to be produced on a unit set and contain no more than eight characters.

* Reader/Admin Fee: $35 (you may submit more than one script. However the Reader/Admin Fee is required for each submission).

* Please provide two copies of the script. Copies should not be spiral bound or stapled.
* Submissions should be made in standard manuscript form. This means no discs, no emails. All author information must be on the title page.
* Please download and fill out the entry form at Play Writing Contest and send it and your two copies to the address below.
* Please include you Reader/Admin Fee made out to: TAPS (Theatre Advancement Production Society)
* If you would like a written response to your script, please include a SASE.

Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked no later than November 15, 2009.

Finalist Notification will go out in February 2010. 1st-3rd place will be announced May 1, 2010.

CONTEST CONTACT: DIETZ OSBORNE co- director of audience development and contest coordinator 615-646-9977 x 11

Send Submissions to:
Bob Lee Prize for Comedy
C/O Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre
8204 Hwy 100
Nashville, TN 37221

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