IMAGINE getting professional help (not that kind) to write your own theatre play, and then have it performed in a public read – by professional actors – at the 2014 George Town Festival in Penang directed by the award-winning Claire Wong!
Well, thanks to the Islands and Cities: A Penang/Singapore Youth Playwriting Immersion Workshop project, that’s exactly what six young playwrights from Penang and Singapore will do – if they can produce a winning creative writing piece (short story, play, screenplay, poetry or lyrics).
Renown award-winning playwright Huzir Sulaiman will choose and mentor six lucky playwrights in a five-day immersion workshop held in Penang (June 5-10), after which they will produce a 10-minute play each.
To participate, all you have to do is write to firstname.lastname@example.org (before May 5) with the following:
- A summary of any previous theatre experience.
- A short piece on why you like to write.
- A short piece on the reason for your participating in “Islands and Cities: A Penang/Singapore Youth Immersion Playwriting Workshop”.
- An original creative writing piece (short story, play, screenplay, poem or lyrics) of up to 15 pages.
The competition is only open to those aged 15-18, and those who are both born and living in Penang.
For more information, email Kheng at email@example.com.
R.AGE is the official partner of the Islands And Cities project.