To find out how to submit your play to our competition please go to Enter our Competition
If you are interested in self publishing please go to Self Publish for Free
Eighty-Two by Evan Guilford-Blake is a tender look at an ex-ball player in his eighties living by himself in New York. Guilford-Blake is a master craftsman of the dramatic medium. Evan has won 39 play writing competitions.
For more information please go to Evan Guilford-Blake
Imperfectly Frank by Seth Freeman is a Bollywood romp through Toronto. A very funny look at arranged marriages in modern Canada. Seth has won three Prime Time Emmy awards and a Writer's Guild award. He is also a prolific playwright.
For more information please go to Seth Freeman
Close your Eyes by James Harmon Brown is a very funny, very insightful, very touching look at mortality. James won a Daytime Emmy for Guiding Light.
For more information please go to James Harmon Brown
Surprised by Snails by Charlie Richards
Welcome Home by Geoffrey Craig
Box O Thoughts by Le Ann Dowd
A Nice Girl by Dave Pescod
Stalled by Eugenie Carabatsos
Out of Water by Anthony MacMahon
Everywhere I go People are Smiling by Greg Gasawski
Collaboration by Leigh Hunt
Catwalk by Angela Wye
For advice for playwrights and past winners please go to Playwright's Page
Our competition is in its fourth year with a top prize of $1,000.00. We do not produce the winning entries but we will promote them. The top ten entries can submit a monologue from their play to our monologues page. In that way we hope to build up interest in your play for purchase of scripts or performance.
Below we have contest details.
The contest is open January 1st, 2013. It closes November 30th 2013.
For electronic submissions, please email to: contest(at)bottletreeinc(dot)com
For Overland Delivery, Scripts need to be bound and should be mailed to:Bottle Tree Productions
Scripts will not be returned.
For email submissions use our PAYPAL account
If you would like critical input about your play, please submit a $50 cheque made payable to Bottle Tree Productions, Or deposit $50 into our PAYPAL account
"Your pointed, insightful, and spot-on critique of PARLOR GAMES is the single most valuable piece of feedback that I have ever received as a playwright."
"The specific cuts that you offered to the dialogue, pro and con analysis of lines that support or detract from character, as well as countless other insights will all make this play better."
Leave the playwright's name and other contact information off the script. This info should be included on a separate title page.
Please number your script pages.
A note to new writers. Please make sure that you don't put extraordinary special effects in to your scripts without any instruction detailing how to achieve this miracle. Otherwise brilliant scripts have been rejected because of impossible to achieve effects.
Charles Robertson is the judge
$1000 First Prize
The Vampire is a Strange and Wonderful Creature by Greg Gasawski
$250 Second Prize
Chairs: A Parable by Sebastien Archibald
$100 Third Prize
Holy Smokes by Ellen Elizabeth Steves
The top ten in no particular order are as follows.
First Place- "Every Night I Die" by Amanda Andrei
Second Place- "The Rank and The Blood Rush" by Josh Hartwell
Third Place- "Tio's Blues" by Evan Guilford-Blake
Third Place- "Gift of an Orange" by Charlene A. Donaghy
To look at our Bottle Tree One Act Competition for Writers 2010 please go to 2010 playwriting contest
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