Kuma Kuhua Theatre Announces Playwriting Contest

Each year Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors a playwriting contest with the University of Hawai‘i at M?noa Theatre and Dance Department in its effort to bring new and exciting drama to the stage. Entries must be postmarked no later than Monday, January 2, 2012, to qualify.

Prizes are awarded in three separate categories. For the Hawai‘i Prize ($600), which is open to residents and non-residents of Hawai‘i, the play must be set in Hawai‘i or deal with some aspect of the Hawai‘i experience. For the Pacific/Rim Prize ($450), which is open to residents and non-residents of Hawai‘i, the play must be set in or deal with the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim, or the Pacific/Asian American experience. For the Resident Prize ($250), which is only open to residents of Hawai‘i at the time of submission, the plays may be on any topic. One prize will be offered in each category. All plays must be original and must not involve adaptation from any copyrighted source. Also, they should not have received previous production in their current form.

To receive a flyer giving full details of the contest rules, please call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 536-4222, or for a posting of the contest rules, checkout our web site at www.kumukahua.org.

Kumu Kahua productions are being supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts celebrating more than thirty years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘i (with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts); the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts; The Annenberg Foundation; and Foundations, Businesses & Patrons.

 

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