PATV’s Playwrights Project was created in 1995 by Norman Hall, who served on the PATV board and was a professional TV/film director.
This project produces original one-act plays created by emerging playwrights. These plays are the competition winners of the annual PATV Playwrights Project contest. Today, there are over 30 productions of original plays which include interviews with the playwrights and one documentary. The winning play is fully produced and is premiered at a showcase that is free and open to the public, with a Q&A after the premiere that includes the actors, director and playwright before they are cablecast on PATV and are available on-demand and streaming.
The winning playwright will win $1000 and a full production of their play.
Last year’s winner was 5-North by Chris Cuff. The finalists of the 2019 competition are Echoes of a Lost Son by Chima Chikazunga, Dying to Become a Comedian by Mimi Mazzarella and On a Midnight Dark and Dreary by Gene Mora.
Click here to view staged readings of the finalists and vote for your favorite before Oct. 1.