Calling all Oregon playwrights!

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Owen Carey

Table|Room|Stage will accept submissions for the Oregon Play Prize from November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016. The prize is a $10,000 commission and production by Artists Rep – generously funded through the Oregon Community Foundation's "Creative Heights Initiative" – that will be awarded to an Oregon playwright in the summer of 2016!

And because we want this play to be home grown and to excite our community, we’re also asking Oregonians to help us award the prize. A panel of Artists Rep staff and community volunteers will read all the submissions to select three finalists. Those three plays will then be put to a popular vote – open to all Oregonians – to select the recipient of the Oregon Play Prize.

We don’t know of any other theatre in the country that includes the audience in selecting commissions, and commissions with a guaranteed production are practically unheard of. But we Oregonians like to do things just a little bit differently, right?

We hope you’ll join in and make the Oregon Play Prize something really special: If you’re a playwright, please submit something. If you know an Oregon playwright, tell them about the prize. And be sure to follow along and vote for the play you want to see produced on Artists Rep’s stage. We’re all in this together – so let’s make something very cool happen!

You can read more about the Oregon Play Prize and submission guidelines here.