Because of the overwhelming number of excellent submissions, the Playscripts, Inc literary department has decided to publish two finalists in addition to the winning play. Those finalists are Lovers, Lunatics, and Poets by Kelly McAllister, based on a pitch he wrote, and Sadie And The Package by Ben Kingsland, based on a pitch by Emilio Rodriguez.
Through the contest, we hoped to facilitate collaborations between theatre teachers, artists and fans who might be miles apart (both in space and style). We were thrilled with the smart, engaging, surprising new plays these virtual partnerships delivered.
Thank you to all the playwrights, pitchers and voters who participated in the contest. Be on the lookout for all three plays in the next few months!