Winners of the competition each will receive a monetary prize, translation of their winning work (either from English to Chinese, or vice versa), bi-lingual e-publication of the winning work, and a premiere staged reading/workshop that will take place in Taiwan shortly after winners are announced. In addition, a series of readings by our partners around the world over the following two (2) years will offer winning playwrights an unprecedented opportunity for international circulation of their work. (Possible international reading locations include: United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, mainland China, Macao, etc.)
A. Participants must be between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of submission to qualify (Date of Birth between 01/01/1980 and 12/31/1997). There are no limitations on the citizenship or educational level of participants.
B. Submissions cannot have been previously produced, published or made available online in any public forum. Submissions that have had unticketed work-in-progress presentations or workshops for educational or development purposes are permitted, as long as the work in question does not undergo any further public presentations before the results of this competition are announced.
C. If the submission has been entered into multiple contests simultaneously, the participant must provide a list of the other contests on the application form. If the submission in question receives awards from other contests before the results of this competition are announced, the act will be seen as a form of public presentation, and the submission will be disqualified from this competition.
Host: National Central University (Taiwan)
Organizer: Performance Center at National Central University (Taiwan), Research Center for Theatre and Performance Studies at National Central University (Taiwan)
Partners, School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University (China)
Co-Organizer: Nanjing University Art Master Performance Group (China)
Co-producers: Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, The College of Arts & Sciences, University of Washington in St. Louis (USA), Dept. of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia (Canada), Dept. of Theatre Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Dept. of Visual Arts and New Media, College of Media and International Culture, Zhejiang University (China), Macau Conservatory (Macau), Dirks Theatre (Macau)
Submission Deadline: Online submission before February 25, 24:00 (GMT+8), 2015.