Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Student Playwright Festival Is Now Open for Submissions

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Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Student Playwright Festival Is Now Open for Submissions

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. (DDTCo.) is seeking submissions for our third annual Student Playwright Festival. High school seniors from the Houston metropolitan area are encouraged to submit previously unproduced one-act plays, up to 30 minutes in length for consideration.

Between three and five submissions will be chosen with each selected playwright being awarded a $500 scholarship. The playwrights will be paired with a mentor-a Houston-based playwright whose work has been produced locally and around the country. The mentor and students will work in tandem to fine-tune the plays and prepare them for production. The student playwrights will then be a part of the rehearsal process and will experience their words going from the page to the stage. Finally, they will be the guests of honor as their plays are performed by some of Houston's finest actors on June 3, 2020 at the MATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston.

Carter A. Prentiss, a past Student Playwright Festival prizewinner describes the experience as one he would never forget. "Seeing my show go from the moments in my mind to the words on a page and finally to actions on stage was nothing short of amazing."

Student Playwright Festival rules and application are available online at www.dirtdogstheatre.org/festival. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on January 24, 2020.


Please email festival@dirtdogstheatre.org.

Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. creates multi-faceted theatrical productions that enrich and entertain audiences, inspire artists, and honor playwrights. It was established in 2015 by Houston theatre veterans, Trevor B. Cone, Malinda L. Beckham, and John Baker. Dirt Dogs collaborates with Houston artists and playwrights to provide an opportunity for new works to be seen, and previously produced ones to breathe new life. www.dirtdogstheatre.org.


Student Playwright
Festival - Call for Entries


11:59 pm, Jan. 24, 2020


June 3, 2020


MATCH -Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston
Matchbox 3, The John P. McGovern Foundation Theater, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002

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