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The Jewel Box Theatre, for 59 years, a highly successful community theatre in Oklahoma City, invites all playwrights to submit manuscripts for its 2017 competition. Scripts will be accepted October 1, 2016 through Friday, January 19, 2017.  The first 150 scripts will be accepted.

The winner will be announced in April 2017, with a cash award of $750.  In addition, the season selection committee will consider the play for full production in the 2018-2019 season.  To date, Jewel Box has produced an original play winner for the last 6 years.  Three of them in our 51st season.  We proudly have had 11 world premieres.

Plays should be of a strong ensemble nature with emphasis on character rather than spectacle. There is no censorship of subject matter for the competition.

RULES:

01)  Entries must be postmarked no later than January 19, 2017. Hand delivered entries must be checked into the Jewel Box business office at 3700 North Walker, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 by 6:00 PM, January 19, 2017.

02)
  No more than one entry may be submitted by an author. A $5.00 entry fee (check or money order) must accompany the script.

03)  Each submission must include 2 copies of the script with no mention of the author's name or address on any page. Scripts must be securely bound.  Do not use paper or large clips.

04)  Script will only be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped mailer large enough to accommodate both copies. USE STAMPS ONLY.  NO metered labels. Score sheets will accompany returned scripts. If you desire just the score sheets, include a legal size, stamped self-addressed envelope. FAILURE TO SEND THE PROPER SIZE RETURN MAILER(S) WITH PROPER FIRST CLASS POSTAGE WILL RESULT IN YOUR MATERIAL BEING DESTROYED.  Unreturned plays will be destroyed after May 1, 2017.

05)
  Please use an accepted script format, neatly typed, and include in each script a full character list with descriptions of each character (age, relationship to other characters, etc.) to aid the judges.

06)  Only full-length unproduced plays will be considered. Studio production/readings during the writing of the play are not considered full productions. Translations from another language must be submitted by the original author.

07)
  No children's shows, musicals, one-acts, or multimedia works will be considered.

08)  The committee reserves the right to not present an award for any given year as deemed appropriate.

09) 
A COMPLETED AND SIGNED ENTRY FORM / INFORMATION SHEET, PLAYWRIGHT'S AGREEMENT STATEMENT, AND $5 ENTRY FEE MUST ACCOMPANY ALL SUBMISSIONS.

10)  For questions, call 405/521-1786 Tuesday - Friday 1-6pm Central Time.

PLEASE MAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO:
       Jewel Box Theatre
       3700 North Walker Avenue
       Oklahoma City, OK 73118
-7031

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM / INFORMATION SHEET & PLAYWRIGHT'S AGREEMENT STATEMENT