Langham Court Theatre Presents The 2019 Risk Theatre modern Tragedy Competition
Thu 14 June 2018, at 8:00 am - Fri 29 March 2019, at 5:00 pm$45
Langham Court Theatre announces that it si inaugurating a major new playwriting competition, the world’s richest competition specifically for the writing of tragedy: the all-new 2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. At stake is $10,000 in prize money. The winning play will be work-shopped in Victoria, BC. A travel stipend will be offered to the winning playwright. In addition, the winning play may be fully produced by Langham Court Theatre as a Special Event.
Risk theatre is a model of tragedy developed by critic Edwin Wong. In risk theatre, gambling acts lead to unexpected low-probability, high consequence outcomes. Chance and uncertainty reign supreme. Risk theatre aligns tradgedy with modern conceptions of chance by dramatizing the impact of the highly improbable.
The annual competition challenges intrepid playwrights to write 90-120 minute plays and clsoes on march 29 2019. Entries cost $45. Full competition details can be found at www.risktheatre.com
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