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Science Playwriting Competition Deadline: December 1

Science plays

Talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre are invited to compose a 10-minute play with a substantial science component. Special consideration will be given to plays about physics and mathematics. This contest is open to all Stony Brook University students, faculty and staff.

First prize $500
Second prize $150
Third prize $50

Bringing science and theatre together can provide the inspiration for a play of exceptional artistic merit and lead to exciting new ways of learning about science. The best science plays can be great works of art because of the science they contain and great educational tools because of their artistic value.

Entries may be submitted electronically, or hardcopy entries may be mailed to:
 Playwright Competition c/o the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, Room 305, 
Stony Brook University, 
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3636.

All submissions must be received by midnight December 1, 2012.

A public staged reading of the winning entries will be performed on April 10, 2013. 
For information or advice in getting started, email

 Playwrights must be Stony Brook University students, faculty or staff 
• Plays should be around 10 minutes in length 
• Winning playwrights will receive a directed, staged reading of their work in the Spring ’13 semester 
• Plays must have a title page that includes the playwright’s name, address, phone number and email address 
• Plays must be unpublished work.

The competition is made possible by the generous support of the Simons Center, C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, Department of Theatre Arts and National Science Foundation. The awards committee will consist of Professors Christopher Herzog and Steve Marsh.

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