THE GREENBERG PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION
will accept submissions from INDIANA RESIDENTS,
for the2023 COMPETITION FOR NEW WORKS,
beginning April 1, 2023. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2024.
Winning scripts will be performed in the month of April 2025.
Named for Educator, Actress & Encourager, CLARICE GREENBERG, the annual GREENBERG PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION (GPC) is sponsored and hosted by THE ALLEY THEATRE COMPANY of INDIANA.
SUMMARY: GPC is soliciting one-act plays, suitable for simple, black box, in-the-round, performances by THE ALLEY THEATRE, in the JAKE HOOVER STUDIO THEATRE. Winning plays will be announced April 6, 2024, work-shopped and rehearsed during the summer/fall/winter of 2024/2025, and performed in APRIL 2025.
AGE-GROUP CATEGORIES: A winner will be chosen from each category:
1) Middle School/6th – 8th Grade,
2) High School/9th-12th Grade,
3) College Age/18-26 years,
4) Post-College Age Adult 27 +
AWARDS & PERFORMANCES: Each of the 4 winners will receive a cash prize of $500. THE ALLEY THEATRE will cast the shows, work-shop and rehearse them and present each play on a single performance night.
SUBMISSIONS: Playwrights must reside in the state of Indiana.
Submitted plays, in all categories, must be no more than 15-minutes in length, contain no more than 7 characters, appropriate for audiences of all ages, and perform-able without the need for anything more than simple furniture and set appropriate for in-the-round performances.
Playwrights may submit more than one play.
Playwrights may submit scripts which have also been submitted to other contests.
Playwrights who have won a GREENBERG AWARD before are welcome to submit again, any year.
A 3-person jury panel of theatre professionals will peruse all scripts, which will be numbered and anonymous, and choose 1 winner in each of the 4 age groups.
Scripts must be submitted by MARCH 15, 2024
DIGITAL FILES ONLY, PLEASE
(WORD or PDF attachments, please) – a SEPARATE digital cover sheet must accompany “blind” scripts (with Name, Address, Email Address, Phone Number, Age, Grade in School if Applicable), PLEASE remove all identification from the script itself – submitted to:
Rights to the plays are retained by the playwrights.
INQUIRIES: Any questions about this competition may be answered by inquiring at the above-mentioned email address OR by leaving a message at THE ALLEY THEATRE MESSAGE phone number: 765-643-0701. All calls regarding the competition will be returned if a name and phone number are left on the message.
(Click below for a PDF “CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS” form.)
GREENBERG – CALL FOR 2023 SUBMISSIONS
April 1-2, 2023
The four winning scripts of our 2022-2023 GREENBERG PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION will be presented live, in the JAKE HOOVER/ALLEY THEATRE. Come enjoy a night of NEW plays!
Single tickets available for $10,
this is not a part of the regular season.
Purchase tickets to THE 2023 GREENBERG PLAYS here!
Jameris Wells, Whitlee Leslie, & Chesney Gibbs – “THE ELEVATOR”
Lydia Williams – “DEATH BE WITH YOU”
Sarah Espinoza Repp – “SCRAPS”
Ron Burch – “GARYTHE BOLD”
Lydia Williams – “THE WORK OF HATRE, DISLOYLA, AND DESPAIDRO”
Emma Walls – “YOU ARE THE BEAST”
Jackson Janowicz – “HEAVEN”
Matthew Foster – “LET’S GO OUT FOR DINNER”
HONORABLE MENTION – Jeff Barranco • Larry Adams
Ian Willoughby – “WELCOME TO HELL”
Robby James – “THE PAST OF OUR FUTURE”
Bailey Hunt – “OBSERVATIONS”
Larry Adams – “THE DOUGHNUT AT THE END OF THE WORLD”
Elaine Bowman – “THE FAIRY TALE”
Vance, Jaimie Gause – “THE 5 STAGES OF GAY”
Lauren Schaffter – “GASLIT”
Sean Smith – “TO MEET BENEATH THE WILLOW’S LEAVES”
Aubrey Jeffries – “MEAN TO GOOD”
Lauren Schaffter – “SCARS”
Juli Lee – “DON’T DO IT”
Larry Adams – “THE DEALER SMILES”
Angela Eden – “STANDBY”
Dr. Jay Wile – “AMAZING GRACE”
Halle Evans – “THE OUIJA BOARD”
Erynn Erwin – “RUN”