This new competition is being held in conjunction with Three by Three in Rep at Trinity Rep, a trio of world-premiere plays running February 16 through May 24. "At Trinity Rep, we are always tying the work in our classroom to the work on our stage. When it was announced that we would produce three new plays in repertory this season, it struck us as the perfect opportunity to deepen and emphasize our playwriting programs for students," explained Education Director Caroline Azano.
Entries will be reviewed by Trinity Rep staff, and three winners will be announced on March 1. The winning playwrights will have the opportunity to further develop their work with Trinity Rep staff members before having their play read by professional actors in front of an audience of friends and family. "Having professionals read one's work is such an essential step in play
development, not usually available to young writers, so we are thrilled to be offering this unique experience," said Azano.
Additionally, winners will receive a scholarship toward any Trinity Rep Young Actors Studio after-school class, and each winner's school will receive 20 free tickets to a Project Discovery student matinee performance during the 2012-2013 Season.
For an application and competition rules, please visit Trinity Rep's web site at www.trinityrep.com/education.
ABOUT TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY Since its founding in 1963, Trinity Repertory Company has been one of the most respected regional theaters in the country. Featuring the last permanent resident acting company in America, Trinity Rep presents a balance of world premiere, contemporary, and classic works for an estimated annual audience of approximately 120,000. In its 47-year history, the theater has produced 58 world premieres, mounted national and international tours, and, through its MFA program, trained hundreds of new actors and directors. This season marks the 45th year of Project Discovery, Trinity Rep's pioneering educational outreach program. Last season, Trinity Rep's educational programs reached nearly 15,000 Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut students through matinees as well as in-school residencies and workshops. Brown University/Trinity Rep offers professional training for actors and directors in a three-year MFA program. Trinity Rep's 48th Season will present seven subscription productions alongside holiday productions of A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The 2011-2012 Season continues with The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare; the world premieres of Sparrow Grass by Curt Columbus, Love Alone by Deborah Salem Smith, and The Mourners' Bench by George Brant and closes with Marc Camoletti's Boeing-Boeing, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans. For more information or to subscribe, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep's website at www.trinityrep.com.