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For the 14th year, students are encouraged to participate in the annual student playwriting contest sponsored by the Theatre Department and The Theatre Arts Board.

The one-act plays should be in playscript format (12 point font and between 18 and 35 pages long) and written by a current University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student (part or full time eligible). The deadline for submissions is April 20. Submissions can be delivered to Kristina Mosley, Arts and Communication Building, Room W103.

Winning students will have their play read on May 2 to a public audience (but must be available for all rehearsals). This program benefits students interested in creative writing, theatre and playwriting. The winning playwright will also receive a $100 check and a framed commemorative certificate.

“This is a rare opportunity for a student or students to have their work shown to a public and community audience; every year the prize winner goes through a two-day rehearsal process with actors culminating in a rehearsed public reading of their play. There is also a cash prize of $100 and an after reading discussion,” said Richard Kalinoski, resident playwright and theatre professor at UW Oshkosh.

Kalinoski said this opportunity in the past has helped several students enter graduate studies in theatre and/or playwriting. Some students have won playwriting contests in larger contexts with their submitted play.

For more information, or with questions, contact Richard Kalinoski at 424 0937.

Both Richard Kalinoski and Luke Scorcio submitted information for this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.