October 08, 2007

$10k for a play competition


The Professional Artists Lab (http://www.proartslab.ucsb.edu) and the California NanoSystems Institute (http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu) at the University of California , Santa Barbara continue their collaboration with the third STAGE International Script Competition, open to plays about science and technology.

The winner of the Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a $10,000 USD prize, along with opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script.Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. (Science fiction is not eligible.)

Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2007. The winning play will be announced in July, 2008. For complete submission guidelines and information about past winners, please visit our website at http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage.

Scripts will be judged by an esteemed panel of jurors from both the arts and sciences. Previous judges include:Nobel Laureates David Gross (2004 Physics) and Alan Heeger (2000 Chemistry); playwright and MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro; award-winning theatre, film and television director Arvin Brown; Dr. Polly Carl, Producing Artistic Director of the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center; Obie Award-winning playwright Lonnie Carter; award-winning playwright Constance Congdon; award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher; Morgan Jenness, dramaturge and literary agent at Abrams Artists Agency; Professional Artists Lab Playwright-in-Residence Barbara Lebow; Eduardo Machado, award-winning playwright and Artistic Director of New York's INTAR Theatre; and Tony and Olivier award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director Mark Medoff.

STAGE endeavors to:- foster new and imaginative voices and methods of storytelling;- catalyze the development of art that depicts the technological age in which we live;- cultivate appreciation and collaboration between the two cultures of science and art;- promote understanding of the sciences in the public arena;- accomplish all of the above within an international community.

STAGE Script Competition
Professional Artists Lab
CNSI - MC 6105
3241 Elings Hall - Bldg. 266
University of California
Santa Barbara , CA 93106-6105
E-mail: stage@cnsi.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage

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