The Carrollwood Players Theatre seeks boys and girls in third through seventh grade to write original, short 10-minute plays for their program called Kidspeak.
Youth playwrights can compete against peers in the community theatre's fourth year project.
Playwrights selected will receive a complimentary ticket to see his or her show performed. First, second and third place winners will be announced at the close of the last performance. Winners are determined by audience and judges vote and will receive a trophy.
All plays submitted must be original unless the student is re-imagining the concept to make their own idea, but any plays that copy exact plot lines will not be considered. The script can relate to any topic with a maximum of four characters and must have a recognizable beginning, middle and end while telling a short story with dialogue.
The story should contain no more than two locations as the black box where each play will be performed offers minimal set space. The story also should use limited props. Plays must not exceed 10 minutes and no more than five pages typed, numbered and double-spaced.
The cover sheet of the play should have a title, student's name, parent's phone number and email. The first page should provide names of characters and a brief description of each personality. Plays can be submitted as a word document, rtf, txt or PDF file and upload online.
The Carrollwood Players Theatre also seeks a third through seventh grade student to shadow their director and learn how to direct a live stage production.
For more information or to register, visit carrollwoodplayers.org/kidspeak-4-0-feb-2019.