Greenberg Playwright Competition

Greenberg Playwright Competition

 Anderson, IN, Unknown


Named for Educator, Actress & Encourager, CLARICE GREENBERG, the annual GREENBERG PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION (GPC) is sponsored and hosted by THE ALLEY THEATRE in Anderson, Indiana.


GPC is soliciting one-act plays, suitable for simple, black box, in-the-round, performances by THE ALLEY THEATRE, in the JAKE HOOVER STUDIO THEATRE. Winning plays will be announced March 12, 2020, work-shopped and rehearsed during the summer of 2019, and performed Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2020.

AGE-GROUP CATEGORIES: A winner will be chosen from each category: 1) Middle School/6th – 8th Grade, 2) High School/9th-12th Grade, 3) College Age/18-26 years, 4) Post-College Age Adult 27 +

AWARDS & PERFORMANCES: Each of the 4 winners will receive a cash prize of $500. THE ALLEY THEATRE will cast the shows, work-shop and rehearse them and present each play on a single performance night.

SUBMISSIONS: Playwrights must reside in the state of Indiana. Submitted plays, in all categories, must be no more than 20-minutes in length, contain no more than 7 characters, appropriate for audiences of all ages, and perform-able without the need for anything more than simple furniture and set appropriate for in-the-round performances. Playwrights may submit more than one play. Playwrights may submit scripts which have also been submitted to other contests. Playwrights who have won a GREENBERG AWARD before are welcome to submit again, any year. A 3-person jury panel of theatre professionals will peruse all scripts, which will be numbered and anonymous, and choose 1 winner in each of the 4 age groups. Scripts must be submitted by FEBRUARY 15, 2020 – DIGITAL FILES ONLY, PLEASE (WORD or PDF attachments, please) – a SEPARATE digital cover sheet must accompany scripts (Name, Address, Email Address, Phone Number, Age, Grade in School if Applicable), PLEASE remove all identification from the script itself – submitted to: Rights to the plays are retained by the playwrights.

INQUIRIES: Any questions about this competition may be answered by inquiring at the above-mentioned email address OR by leaving a message at THE ALLEY THEATRE MESSAGE phone number: 765-643-0701. All calls regarding the competition will be returned if a name and phone number are left on the message. 923 Jackson Street / Anderson, IN 46016 / 765.643.0701