Green Stories are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. All genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – will be considered, but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies.
Feel free to draw upon the resources on the Green Stories website to write your story.
The competition is being run by the University of Southampton and is led by Dr Denise Baden, Associate Professor in Sustainable Business from Southampton Business School. Assisting are Carole Burns, Head of Creative Writing and Dr. Aiysha Jahan, a published writer with a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Southampton.
Length: min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages)
Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission. If a student or under 18 entry is the best overall then it will win first prize regardless of whether the entry is from a student, and the student prize will go to the next best student entry.
Staging of winning play: Live Your Values production company have said they will read all top-rated scripts with a view to putting on a production in 2020 with a community based theatre group.
Closing date: 30 June 2019.
For more information, and to submit an entry, please visit the Green Stories website.