9 January 2006
Southern Playwrights Competition
Deadline is Feb. 15
By Randy Wilson
JSU News Bureau
Jacksonville State University's Department of Drama is accepting entries for the 2006 Southern
Playwrights Competition (SPC) through February 15.
The winning playwright will receive a $1,000 cash prize and the play will be produced at JSU, according to
Ms. Joy Maloney, JSU English instructor.
Maloney said the competition is open to southern playwrights. To enter, playwrights must be natives or
residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia. Submitted plays must deal with
some aspect of the Southern experience.
"Through our introduction to plays and playwrights who have been previously unknown to us, our understanding
of the culture that we live in and of ourselves is changed and enriched," said Maloney.
Entries must be original, full-length plays; no musicals or adaptations will be accepted. Only one play per
person may be submitted. All entries must be typed, securely bound, and clearly identified. A script synopsis
must be included with the entry.
Submission is restricted to plays that have not been previously produced, although plays that have been
included in workshops, readings, or showcase productions are eligible. The SPC reserves the right to accept
or reject any play and reserves the right to declare no winner. The judges' decision is final.
The panel of judges will consist of JSU faculty/staff members and people from the community. An official
entry blank must accompany each script (entry forms are available at www.jsu.edu/depart/english/applyspla
along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope if the script it is to be returned. SPC is not responsible for
scripts lost in the mail
Past winners of the competition include "Blood of the Bear" by Maureen McGranaghan(2001), "Kentucky Wings"
by Robert Leland Taylor (2002), "Wise Women" by Ron Osborne (2003), "Heroes" by David Muschell (2004), and
"Was" by Barry Bradford (2005).
Submissions should be mailed to:
Department of English
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602
For more information, go to
www.jsu.edu/depart/english/applyspla, call Joy Maloney at (256)-782-5469,
or send email to email@example.com.
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