Portrait of an Artist
Okay, we've given you a couple easy ones so far, but now we've got a rather interesting script challenge.
Write a short (up to ten page) one-person STAGE PLAY that tells the story of an artist. It could be a day-in-the-life, a truncated history, or a particular event that gives us a window into the artist's world, anything. The artist character could be based on a real-life artist or could be completely original …or even auto-biographical if you think you are interesting enough. This play can be classically styled or it could be utterly abstract and stream-of-consciousness -- style is entirely up to you.
1 - The play must be reasonably STAGEABLE in a theatrical setting. Nothing larger than a Broadway-sized production.
2 - The play must be written for only ONE PERFORMER. If you want multiple characters, it must be written such that the one live performer is playing the other characters (or you could use multimedia for the other characters).
This kind of short play is something you might see at a theater festival or theater "marathon" of short plays, which makes for some good exposure; a nice thing for a writer to have in their back pocket if the opportunity arose.
You can use the STAGE PLAY format on Scripped, or a stage format of your choosing. If you don't find it comfortable to work with a stage play format, you are allowed to use the standard screenplay format instead, as long as you do not include cinematic conventions (like edits and shots).
$250 goes to best playwright! Deadline is February 29th Leap Day! FREE submission for Scripped PRO subscribers, $15 entry for everyone else. As usual, there is no limit on number of entries per writer.
Scripped is now offering optional feedback on your submitted scripts for only $10.
Good luck, writers!