Catch A Star Theatrical Players One-Act Playwriting Competition

24 September 2011
Calling All Playwrights

Catch A Star Theatrical (CAST) Players is pleased to announce their first ever One-Act Playwriting Competition.  Aspiring playwrights of all ages who reside within the United States are invited to submit their unpublished works.  All styles and genres are welcome.  Top plays will be showcased at the 2012 One Act festival to be held in Beaumont, CA.

A grass roots endeavor, it has been embraced by the community and support for the event is growing.   Competition organizers are themselves published writers.  “It is important to me to showcase original plays each season”, says Annette Tringham, Artistic Director for CAST Players.  “A lot of talented writers do not have a venue for their work.  This competition is a great way to jumpstart that process.”
Managing Director, Richard Meinhold agrees, “I’m very excited about the competition and the 2012 festival.  It is a wonderful opportunity to expose our community to fresh voices and interesting theater.  There’s nothing like it in this area.”
The top ten plays and authors will be listed on CAST Players website through December 31, 2012.  The top six plays will each receive $100 and three performances at the One-Act festival in June, 2012, plus one all-access festival Pass.  At the conclusion of the festival, additional monetary prizes of $400 for First Place, $300 for Second Place and $200 for Third Place will be awarded, as will $100 for the play voted Audience Favorite.
$10 entry/handling fee required.
The deadline for submission is December 31, 2011 and complete information, guidelines and entry forms are posted on the theater website at www.castplayers.org.
ABOUT CAST PLAYERS
Catch A Star Theatrical Players is a non-profit community theater group dedicated to enhancing the cultural aspects of life by offering a variety of live theater performances for the education and enjoyment of the residents of communities in and around The Inland Empire of Southern California.  2009-2010 marks their first season of production.
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