24-Hour Playwriting Competition - 2013

24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2013
The Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Have an idea for a play?
Liberate your ideas at the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2013 

Whether armed with a pen and paper, a laptop or a typewriter, participants are given the challenge to write a play within 24 hours.
The competition provides a platform to liberate ideas and to create new writings; and what better place to inspire the spirit of liberation than at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall? Reopened to the public in October 2011, the Memorial Hall traces Dr. Sun's revolutionary activities in the Southeast Asian region and highlights the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore as well as Singapore's contributions to the Revolution. 
One of the winning plays will be treated to a full production and taken on a performance tour of 10 venues in the South East District in 2013/2014.
Organised by TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory in collaboration with South East Community Development Council, the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is in its 16th year! The competition is a popular annual event in Singapore.

17 – 18 August 2013
4pm – 4pm
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874

Competition Categories:
Youth: 15 – 18 years old 
Open: 19 years old and above 

Registration Fees
Youth Category: S$30
Open Category: S$40

Prizes for each category:
1st Prize: S$700 
2nd Prize: S$500 
3rd Prize: S$300 
Merit: S$100 

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Submit your application form to by 3 August 2013

There are only 70 slots available.


Writing for Theatre Seminar
In conjunction with the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2013, TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab is offering an exclusive Writing for Theatre seminar for signed-up participants of the competition. Writing for Theatre is an interactive seminar conceived and facilitated by Robin Loon. The seminar will discuss the fundamentals of writing for the stage to help you locate pitfalls to avoid, as well as explore ways to navigate one’s imagination and skills specifically for theatre writing.
Date: 20 July 2013, Saturday or 27 July 2013, Saturday
Time: 10.30am – 1pm
Venue: 72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Registration Fee: $15 per pax (inclusive of light refreshments)
Limited spaces available.
To register, please contact Brendan at or call 6737-7213.


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