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Columbus Museum Playwriting Competition

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The Education Department at the Columbus Museum is putting together a new program, Power Play!, to coincide with our upcoming exhibition, On with the Show! The History of the Springer Opera House and Theater in Columbus.  The goal of this program is to provide an educational and entertaining experience for a diverse audience and to lay the groundwork for future theatrical programming at the Museum.

To achieve these goals, the Museum is holding a playwriting competition to select an engaging play for our first foray into theatrical programming.  The contest winner will receive a $200 prize as well as having their play performed at the Museum.

On with the Show! The History of the Springer Opera House and Theater in Columbus is an exhibition that will celebrate the Columbus area's cultural arts heritage. Both the Springer and the Liberty have played important roles in developing the city's character and forming its identity. The exhibition will show each venue's history from its beginnings to its coming of age and its resurrection. The exhibition will show the importance of these institutions in Columbus' cultural arts community.

Competition Rules

*The play must tie-in to the exhibition and/or Columbus history.

*May use both real historic figures as well as fictional characters.

*Entries must be original, full length plays of no more than 30 minutes, unpublished, unproduced, and not currently under any option.

*Entries should have language appropriate for a family audience, ranging from age 5 to senior adults.  Entries with profanity or inappropriate language will be automatically disqualified.

*The number of actors needed for the play should not exceed

*All entries must be submitted by July 31st, 2011. 

*Entries will not be critiqued.

* The judges' decision is final.

* The budget for this program is limited for props, costumes, and scenery.  Please take these restrictions into consideration as you create your entry.

Submission Procedures

Bind your entry securely and include the following: Cast List, Time and Place, Number of Acts and Scenes

Include 2 Title pages, 1 bound and 1 unbound.

Title page #1: Paper clip a sheet containing the following information: Your name, address, phone number and e-mail address typed in the lower right hand corner and the title of the play typed in the center of the page.

Title page #2: Bound with the script, a cover page with the title of the play ONLY.  Do not show your name, address or any identifying information on any page of the play or on this cover sheet.
Subsequent pages: Type the title of the play in the top left corner and the page number in the top right corner.

To preserve anonymity, all entries will be identified by numbers for judging.
Submissions will not be returned unless enclosed with a stamped, self-addressed envelope of adequate size and postage.

All entries should be sent to:
Youth and Family Programs Coordinator
Columbus Museum
1251 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31906

E-mail inquiries to Jessamy South at



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