Geoffrey Whitworth Competition.
This is an annual UK wide competition, open to plays making their debut performance at a District Round of the One Act Play Festival anywhere in the UK. The play must not have been published anywhere prior to its performance. Authors are encouraged to revise their scripts after performance prior to submission. All plays entered for the Geoffrey Whitworth competition are read and marked by a professional judge. The winner of the Geoffrey Whitworth competition is presented with the prize at the British Final of the One Act Play Festival.
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PLAY ON WORDS RESULTS
The winner of the open category of the Play on Words Competition has been decided. Congratulations Heloise Thual from Glasgow with ‘Teen Horror Love’. Heloise is now working with Guy Hollands, ex-artistic Director of the Citizens’, Glasgow to develop her script for performance and publication.
Also very well done to runners-up, Mike Tibbets, with On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Gerry McCartan with ‘Mnfpee’ and Drew Young with ‘A Human Condition’.
An article is next issue of Scene will give a short synopsis of the top eight from both competitions in the hope it will encourage some clubs to try them out in the 2022 One Act festival.
The winner of the under 30 years of age category of the Play on Words Competition has been decided. Congratulations Aaron Kirkwood from Dennistoun, Glasgow with ‘A Dream Called Vienna’. Aaron is now working with Guy Hollands, ex-artistic Director of the Citizens’, Glasgow to develop his script for performance and publication.
Also very well done to runners-up Isla Cowan with ‘Bleeding’ , Blair Harrison with ‘On the Sea’ and Cameron Forbes with ‘A Short play about Love, Death Parties and Balloons’
The winner of the open category of the POW competition will not be announced till September as the top 12 are now being reassessed by a panel of judges before the top three go to Guy for the final result.
After two false starts in 2020 and 2021, we’re rebooked to go to Orkney for the Scottish Final in 2022.
The dates are Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd April.
Fingers firmly crossed for a fun Festival season in 2022!
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