The 18th Annual 24-Hour Playwriting Competition

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The annual TheatreWorks 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is here again. This 18th edition will be held on the weekend of 6 & 7 June 2015. And this year’s site of inspiration? The Institute of
Mental Health or IMH. Known for its lush greenery and peaceful grounds, the IMH provides a serene and calm environment which may offer fresh inspirations and ideas that you may just be looking for!

One of the winners from this year’s competition will have his/her winning play developed by theatre professionals into a full production. This production will be taken on a performance tour to the South East District in the first quarter of 2016. This is an opportunity not to be missed especially if you are brimming with ideas for a play and looking to test your mettle in writing a play in 24 hours.

Competition Details: 
Date: 6 – 7 June 2015
Time: 4pm – 4pm
Venue: Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore 539747

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

Registration Fee: 
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

To register, please download and fill up the registration form here and email it to by 22 May 2015.

There will only be 70 slots available for the competition.

The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2015 is presented as part of TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory Writing & Community Programme, in partnership with the South East Community Development Council. Writing & Community is a holistic, unique programme that serves the community through harnessing individual talents and creatives.

Writing & Community is a strand of TheatreWorks Engagement to encourage audience appreciation of the Arts, and deepen the knowledge of its patrons as well as stakeholders.


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