Thursday February 21, 2013

WAITSFIELD -- The Valley Players is now accepting submissions for their 2013 Vermont Playwrights Award. Established in 1982 by the Valley Players, a community theater group in Waitsfield, the intent of the award is to promote the theater arts and to encourage and support the creation of original plays by residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The deadline has been extended to Feb. 25. Award submissions must be a full-length, non-musical plays suitable for production by a community theater company. The contest is open only to residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. The play must not have been previously published or produced. Entrants may obtain the rules and entry form from www.valleyplayers.com or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Vermont Playwrights Award, The Valley Players, P.O. Box 441, Waitsfield, VT 05673

For more information, call Sharon Kellermann at 802-583-6767 (day) or 802-583-2774 (eve).

A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winning playwright. Funding for the award is provided by The Audrey Mixer Endowment Fund, a memorial to the late Audrey Mixer, a devoted actress and Valley Player, by her husband Richard Mixer. The Valley Players reserves the right not to award a prize. The Valley Players reserves the right to produce the winning play.

The 2012 winner was "Our Enemy’s Cup" by Michael Nethercott of Guilford.


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