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 36 years of age at the time of submission to qualify (Date of Birth between 01/01/1982 and 12/31/2000). There are no limitations on the citizenship or educational level of participants.
B. Competition entry is limited to single authors; works written collectively will not
be accepted. If it is determined that a submission is not the original work of a single author, the submission and its author will be disqualified.
C. Submissions cannot have been previously produced, published or made available online in any public forum. Submissions that have had nonprofit 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.
D. If the submission has entered multiple contests simultaneously, the participant must provide a list of the other contests in 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: 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 Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia (Canada), Dept. of Theatre Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts
(Taiwan), stage@leeds, University of Leeds (UK), Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Washington in St. Louise (USA), Dept.
of Theater Arts at National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), Dept. of Performing Arts at Shu-Te University (Taiwan), Dirks Theatre (Macau), The
Theatre Practice Ltd. (Singapore), BIU Theatre (Taiwan)
Submission Deadline: Online submission before November 16, 24:00 (GMT+8), 2018.