Stage Writers

a writers organization serving Dallas–Fort Worth playwrights by staging monthly discussion & critique meetings, producing an annual playwriting competition & festival, and spotlighting local play readings & submissions.

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Both playwrights and theater fans are welcome to attend our meetings. Playwrights benefit from hearing their scenes read aloud and receiving immediate feedback, while theatre fans have the opportunity to hear and discuss new works. For all the latest news, sign up for our monthly Stage Writers Spotlight.

Brighter Tomorrows

Domestic Violence Awareness Playwriting Competition

In partnership with Stage Writers, Brighter Tomorrows hosted a playwriting competition to promote awareness and prevention of domestic and teen dating violence to the North Texas community. Four plays were selected from the competition entries and will receive staged readings at the "Purple Playbill" event in October 2019. The playwright who writes the play that receives the most audience votes at the event will be awarded a $500 cash prize.

The following plays will be featured in the festival:

by Leah Hinton

by Tammy Venable

by Pam McWilliams

by Mary Carter & Maya Carter

Upcoming Meeting

Wednesday, October 9th @ 7pm

Picasso's Pizza (Bent Tree) | 18160 Dallas Pkwy | Dallas, TX

Playwrights and theatre fans are invited to come together to discuss story ideas, read scenes aloud, and critique each other's new works. Also, the plays chosen for October's "Purple Playbill" staged reading event will be announced.

During the first hour, while most of us order food, playwrights have time to socialize, discuss what they are currently writing, and review plays they have recently attended. During the second hour, everyone reads and critiques scenes. If you'd like to have a scene (or ~10 pages) of your script read, then please bring along as many copies as there are speaking characters *plus one* for stage directions; or you may email scenes (up to 24-hours) prior to the meeting to save trees and printing costs. As we move toward sharing digital pages rather than printed pages, be sure to bring your laptop or tablet for reading purposes.

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