One Act Play Competition   November 25, 2009 - February 28, 2010

Reading and Deliberating


- Approx 10 minutes
- Simple scene structure
- Simple set requirements
- No limit to language or profanity (no nudity)

- Plot: Does the play tell an interesting, well-developed story? Do events lead to a plausible, satisfying climax? Is the reason for the conflict clear?
- Characters: Are they real, engaging and worth the audience�s time? Do they grow or change in believable ways?
- Theme: Is it universal? Does it motivate or involve all the characters?
- Style: Does the style of the play fit the ideas you want to get across? Is it built around a gimmick and nothing else? Does it work? (Our audiences rarely appreciate explicit sex and/or excessive use of profanity without just cause.)
- Economy of Production: Is the cast workable? How many scenes or sets? How long will it run?


Possible performance in the Pioneer Player's upcoming One Act Festival at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville and (assuming play has never been performed) a paid for entry into America's Longest Running One Act Competition in Dubuque Iowa


Outstanding One Act Play Outstanding One Act Play




1 Contestant
1 Submissions
Created Nov 25, 2009

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  • Any Member can Submit
  • Only Stage Plays can be Submitted
  • All Genres of Writing can be Submitted
  • Each Contestant May Submit 10 Pieces of Writing
  • Writing may be submitted 11/25/2009 - 2/28/2010
  • Winners will be decided by the Moderator


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