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TheVanco (Singapore) published:

The Department of Deaths

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(Lights come up on a well-decorated office. The only light sources are a pale white light from the large window, and a warm orange glow coming from the fireplace. The back of the stage is a large bookcase, filled with numerous dusty volumes of various sizes. A large mahogany desk with a desk lamp sits in front of the window. A thin, wise-looking man in his fifties with round bifocals and a white beard sits in a large chair behind...
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over 4 years ago

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smanus (United States) published:

When Homes Aren't Safe in the United States

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

                                                                                             SCENE 1
SETTING: August 9th, 2007. A living room. Downstage right lay a table and three chairs, upstage left lay a TV. At rise, KASKA, a 30-someting mother, watches TV and drinks a beer. She hears something intriguing, and leans in. HENRYK, her husband, a 30-something, enters.) 
KASKA: Henryk?
(The door slams.)
Henryk - my God! What they say about the market -- is it true, kochanie?
HENRYK: Turn it off, please.
(She turns the TV off.)
KASKA:The housing market crashed, didn't it? Henryk,...

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over 4 years ago

Cameron Brisken (United States) published:

Looking for Leo's

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

1953-A bookstore with a back door facing the audience. Sounds of rain outside. There is a counter in front of a bookshelf with books on it and is surrounded by low lying shelves and cases. There are two large book shelves on either wall... A spiral staircase extends to the upstairs where there is one bedroom.  On the counter are assorted boxes and rifle cases.
This is The Greene’s store. A boy (19) stands staring at a bookcase quietly crying. ...

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over 4 years ago

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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Bribing Death

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016


[Lights on, with two people standing on stage: a middle-aged woman named Elizabeth and an older man named Bertram. The woman, surprised, sees him first.]

Elizabeth: Heavens, Bertram, is that you?

Bertram: Good morning, madam. It's been ages since I last saw you. How have you been doing?

Elizabeth: Not fantastic, but... I guess as best as I could be... How about you? How's the family?

Bertram: Very good. My daughter's graduating from university.

Elizabeth:  [Nostalgically] Yes, I remember when...
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Max Berry (United States) published:

The Art of Running Away

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016


[We open in a dingy old bar. Smooth jazz plays from an unseen band. A MAN sits at the bar. He sips his beer but doesn’t seem to be tasting it. His mind is elsewhere. He keeps glancing over his shoulder and around the room, tapping his fingers on the counter. He looks at his phone, and finding no message, glumly sets it aside. A door creaks on the unseen entrance to the bar, breaking the man from his melancholy...
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BluMoon (United States) published:

Who Needs Time?

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

SCENE 1
(Downtown New York City, modern day, sometime in the summer: Anthony is admiring the skyline center stage. Eliza is walking with her nose in a planner/notebook, and bumps into Anthony.)

ELIZA: Oh! I’m so sorry I wasn’t… Anthony?
ANTHONY: Eliza? Oh my god, it’s been… how long?
ELIZA: Years! Oh, Anthony, it's so good to see you. What are the odds, huh?
ANTHONY: A million to one. Come on, Liz, take a stroll and tell me how...
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Foltz.christina (United States) published:

Makeup Coverup

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

SETTING: Backstage of a theater next to murder scene, LINDSAY sits at a makeup station with her makeup artist OCTAVIO, AGENT BARTON stands next to her, JAIME walks around crime scene taking notes.
(LINDSAY, a dim, naive actress, cries. AGENT BARTON, a detective, interviews her)

AGENT BARTON The evidence tells us Brittany was wearing faux fur and a big chunk of it was missing, but you tell me.

LINDSAY I don’t know. I never got a decent look at her. ...
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Maisie Ellise (United States) published:

And Wonder Why

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(Soft lights, mimicking mid-morning sun, rise on a simple set, with only a dock and small moored boat placed at center stage right. In the boat, two young children fish.)

LEWIS: Lola, I got one!
LOLA: Not fair! You already got three, and they aren't even nibbling for me!
LEWIS: I told you to use a worm.
LOLA: But worms are slimy.
LEWIS: (He reels the fish in.) Look, Lola, look!
LOLA: Ooh, yuck!
LEWIS: He's not yucky! It's...
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Ella (United States) published:

Preschool Reunion

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(LIZA and her mom stand center stage. Liza wrings hands.)
 
LIZA: Mom, do I have to do this?
 
MOM: Yes, honey. You’ll have fun!
 
LIZA: What if they don’t like me?
 
Mom: What are you talking about? They were your best friends back in the day.
 
LIZA: That was when I was Playground Queen and could climb all the way to the top of the jungle gym…I was popular back then. I was going places....

over 4 years ago

Ella (United States) published:

Preschool Reunion

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(LIZA and her mom stand center stage. Liza wrings hands.)
 
LIZA: Mom, do I have to do this?
 
MOM: Yes, honey. You’ll have fun!
 
LIZA: What if they don’t like me?
 
Mom: What are you talking about? They were your best friends back in the day.
 
LIZA: That was when I was Playground Queen and could climb all the way to the top of the jungle gym…I was popular back then. I was going places....

over 4 years ago

dj.phoenix (United States) published:

Strength of A Friend

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

Characters:
Azazelia:         looks to be about 15 years old, is a demon, encouraging
Koudo:            15 soon to be 16 years old, has depression, kind
Setting:        Koudo and Azazelia are at a park while talking to each other about
personal stories, experiences, and fears. They find themselves becoming
closer friends as two outcasts.
Apx. Run Time:            About 4-7 minutes
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KOUDO:        [He and Azazelia walk in from SR, talking.] Something on your mind? ...
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dj.phoenix (United States) published:

Strength of A Friend

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

Characters:
Azazelia:         looks to be about 15 years old, is a demon, encouraging
Koudo:            15 soon to be 16 years old, has depression, kind
Setting:        Koudo and Azazelia are at a park while talking to each other about
personal stories, experiences, and fears. They find themselves becoming
closer friends as two outcasts.
Apx. Run Time:            About 4-7 minutes
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KOUDO:        [He and Azazelia walk in from SR, talking.] Something on your mind? ...
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Max Berry (United States) published:

The Art of Running Away

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016


[Lights up on a dingy old bar. Smooth jazz plays from an unseen band. A MAN sits at the bar. He sips his beer but doesn’t seem to be tasting it. His mind is elsewhere. He keeps glancing over his shoulder and around the room, tapping his fingers on the counter. He looks at his phone, and finding no message, glumly sets it aside. A door creaks on the unseen entrance to the bar, breaking the man from his melancholy...
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Max Berry (United States) published:

The Art of Running Away

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016


[Lights up on a dingy old bar. Smooth jazz plays from an unseen band. A MAN sits at the bar. He sips his beer but doesn’t seem to be tasting it. His mind is elsewhere. He keeps glancing over his shoulder and around the room, tapping his fingers on the counter. He looks at his phone, and finding no message, glumly sets it aside. A door creaks on the unseen entrance to the bar, breaking the man from his melancholy...
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casamiento (United States) published:

Midnight- Draft

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016


Act I, Scene I
 
Setting: [LUCY’s bedroom, midnight, on balcony]
 
At rise: [LUC is on balcony (stage right), looking at the city in front of her; JAMES, her brother, is at the doorway (stage left)]

 
LUCY: [sobbing]
JAMES: Lucy, crying isn’t going to work. Mom wouldn’t want you to be so down, you know that.
LUC: I don’t want to talk about it.
JAE: Its useless to cry, mom always said crying only makes your eyes too...

over 4 years ago

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elaine.louise (Canada) published:

Half-Sober

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

It’s 1:30 am. Eighteen year old Michelle and her boyfriend Jackson are sitting on the curb outside a cheap bar. The street is quiet except for the muffled music and chatter coming from the bar.

MICHELLE: I feel like crap.

JACKSON: I told you to stop drinking.

MICHELLE: You should’ve physically restrained me.

JACKSON: Easier said than done.

(Michelle and Jackson sit quietly for a few moments)

MICHELLE: You’re going to tell my mom, aren’t you?

JACKSON: Yeah....
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Kait Fedor (United States) published:

Dead End Life

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(The scene opens with the stage dimly lit as ELIZABETH rushes around the stage stuffing things into a suitcase on a bed stage right. Elizabeth is a tall, thin woman. After a series of misfortune left her with nowhere to go, she is packing to visit her MOTHER in a small town in upstate New York.)  
Prologue
ELIZABETH: Do you ever think everything is turning out perfectly just to have the other shoe drop? Because that’s what happened to...
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wonfeels (Singapore) published:

Finding Peace

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

SCENE 1
SETTING: It's 8pm at the park. The playground is empty. CATHY, a 17 year-old-girl, walks towards the swing and sits on it. She puts her bag down on the ground.

CATHY: (sighs) I can't believe I agreed to meet him here. How will I face him?

(A 18 year-old boy in a blue jacket and black cap walks towards the playground as well and sits on the swing beside Cathy.)

JAKE: Nice to see you again, Cathy. Can...
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Grace Ow (Singapore) published:

Bribing Death

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016


[Lights on, with two people standing on stage: a middle-aged woman named Elizabeth and an older man named Bertram. The woman, surprised, sees him first.]

Elizabeth: Heavens, Bertram, is that you?

Bertram: Good morning, madam. It's been ages since I last saw you. How have you been doing?

Elizabeth: Not fantastic, but... I guess as best as I could be... How about you? How's the family?

Bertram: Very good. My daughter's graduating from university.

Elizabeth: Yes, I remember when you...
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Ella (United States) published:

Preschool Reunion

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(Liza and her mom stand center stage. Liza wrings hands.)
 
LIZA: Mom, do I have to do this?
 
MOM: Yes, honey. You’ll have fun!
 
LIZA: What if they don’t like me?
 
Mom: What are you talking about? They were your best friends back in the day.
 
LIZA: That was when I was Playground Queen and could climb all the way to the top of the jungle gym…I was popular back then. I was going places....

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dumpwalrus2 (United States) published:

3am

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(Lights up on a bed in a married couples room, JOHN is sitting up while his wife TRIXIE is asleep right next to him.)
 
John. You know at least I’m trying. At least I’m actually doing something to forward this relationship instead of just sitting on my ass all day waiting for it to happen. As if something is going to happen (Turns away) And I fought for you too, and if its anything that...

over 4 years ago

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dumpwalrus2 (United States) published:

3am

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

(Lights up on a bed in a married couples room, JOHN is sitting up while his wife TRIXIE is asleep right next to him.)
 
John. You know at least I’m trying. At least I’m actually doing something to forward this relationship instead of just sitting on my ass all day waiting for it to happen. As if something is going to happen (Turns away) And I fought for you too, and if its anything that...

over 4 years ago

Cassidy Nall (United States) published:

The Trance of Kezum

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

               The Trance of Kezum
This play is about the experiences that Clair an 11 year old British girl and her younger brother Henry age 9 and a singing demon named Kezum.
 
CLAIR: Henry it’s time to go home it looks like a storm is coming.
HENRY: But Clair…
CLAIR: No buts Henry and mum warned us not to go outside during storms.
HENRY: Has she ever said why?
CLAIR: …
HENRY: Didn’t...

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Cassidy Nall (United States) published:

The Trance of Kezum

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

               Singing In The Rain
This play is about the experiences that Clair an 11 year old British girl and her younger brother Henry age 9 and a singing demon named Kezum.
 
CLAIR: Henry it’s time to go home it looks like a storm is coming.
HENRY: But Clair…
CLAIR: No buts Henry and mum warned us not to go outside during storms.
HENRY: Has she ever said why?
CLAIR: …
HENRY: Didn’t...

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Mgracel (United States) published:

Love and Titles

PROMPT: Playwriting Competition 2016

 Scene 1

(The year is 1605 in the Kingdom of Aria. The scene opens in a quiet corner of the castle gardens under an ancient oak tree. A young woman with long, tangled brown hair and a clean cut man in high finery rest in its shade, talking.)

MAY (laughing) You really said that to Miss Jasper?! I wish I could've seen her face!

WILLIAM (laughing as well) Her eyes nearly rolled out of her head!

(A bell rings in...
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