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2003 Pittsburgh New Works Festival: $500 Playwright Award
Submit your one-acts by April 6

For the first time, the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) will offer
a $500 award for the Outstanding Contribution by a Playwright at the 2003
one-act play festival. Twelve adult and two children's one-act plays
will be selected to be performed at the festival, which begins September 4. A
panel of independent judges will attend all performances and will vote for
Outstanding Contribution in several categories. The playwright who gets
the most votes for Outstanding Contribution by a Playwright this year will
receive $500.

We are committed to the growth of New Works and are continually looking
for ways to improve the festival for everyone involved. It is our hope that
a $500 award to one of our playwrights this year will entice more
playwrights to submit to the festival and will enhance the quality of plays that
are submitted.

-Jeff Leonard
PNWF Director

PNWF Guidelines
Each playwright may submit only one play, or one play for children and
one for adults. To be considered for inclusion in the festival, plays must
be accompanied by a $10 submission fee and must be postmarked by April 6,
2003. All plays must adhere to the following guidelines:

- No more than 40 minutes long
- Limited number of scenes and simple scene changes
- No more than eight characters
- No musicals
- Simple sets, costumes and props
- Plays may have been _read,_ but never produced
- Plays previously submitted to the PNWF may not be re-submitted

In addition, plays must conform to formatting guidelines. These can be
found at <>.
Plays that will be included in the 2003 festival will be selected in early

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival is dedicated to fostering the
development of original one-act plays. Beginning September 4, the Pittsburgh New
Works Festival will present original one-act adult and children's plays each
weekend at City Theater's Hamburg Studio, 57 S. 13th Street, South
Side. Plays are produced by a variety of local theater companies. Information
about PNWF can be found at
<>, by calling 412-881-6888 or email