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SKIT

WRITING

CONTEST

Connect Theatre Arts presents:

A Girl in a Classroom

Our

Spring

2020 Skit

Writing 

Contest!

We are so excited to announce our Skit Writing Contest! And it couldn't come at a better time!

Do you have a young writer at home that would love the opportunity to showcase their talent? Are you a writer that would enjoy getting to take part in a contest with other writers? Our Spring 2020 Skit Writing Contest is going to be so much fun!

Here are the details!

  • The skit writing contest is for students ages 7-21. There will be 3 age groups of competition: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14, Ages 15-21.

  • All entries must be written/typed in basic script format:

                   NAME OF CHARACTER: What the character says.

                   (All stage directions go in parentheses)

Here's an example piece of a script to help with formatting:

JON: (panting) Why did we have to run so far?! I am exhausted!

SUZIE: (falling on the couch) I thought you wanted to run that far!

     (JON looks at SUZIE and throws his arms up in the air)

JON: I was waving at you to stop!

SUZIE: I thought you were waving at me to say "go farther"!

     (JON collapses onto a chair)

JON: I guess we need to work on our hand communication skills.

     (SUZIE gives JON a thumbs up)

  • Parents may help with the typing but may not assist in the writing of the script entry.

  • All skit scripts are due by Friday, April 24th at midnight. You can email scripts to connecttheatreokc@gmail.com  If you'd like to snail mail yours in, email us and we'll send you the mailing address.

  • Students can enter no more than 3 scripts.

  • Here are the 3 themes students can choose from to write about: "We were created to make a difference", "Love always wins", "Always do your best". These themes don't have to appear word for words in the skit. They are merely themes to build a skit around.

  • Skits need to be less than 5 minutes in length. This is usually about 4 1/2 bookfold pages in a 12pt font, about 2 1/2 regular pages in a 12pt. font or 3 handwritten pages. *Please make sure you read your script aloud and time it before you send it in so you know it meets time requirements!

  • The script must be an original idea and not copied from another source (movie, book, other skit/sketch/play)

  • A winner from each age category will be chosen. They will be notified by April 30th. Winners will receive:

    • A $25 prize

    • Their achievement being announced on our social media pages.

    • Free admission to our summer productions where their scripts will be performed live for our production audience! Winning scriptwriters will also be recognized on production nights.

  • Make sure you give your skit a title and put "Contest" in the subject line.

We are so excited to start reading all of the scripts that come in! We can't wait to see what you create!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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