Deadline Extended: 2014-2015 Science Playwrighting Competition – Call for Plays

The final submission date for entries to the 2014-2015 Science Playwrighting Competition has been extended to April 1, 2015.    SUBMIT YOUR PLAY BELOW

The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, in its ongoing mission to explore the intersection science and art, announces a CALL FOR PLAYS for the 2014-15 SBU Science Playwriting Competition.  The event is made possible by the generous support of the Simons Center, the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the SBU Department of Theatre Arts.

Calling all talented young playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented young scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose a ten-minute play with a substantial science component. This contest is open to the general public:

First Prize Winner:  $500
Second Prize Winner: $200
3rd Prize Winner: $100

Bringing science and theatre together can provide the inspiration for a play of exceptional artistic merit and lead to exciting new ways of learning about science.  Indeed, we believe the best science plays can be great works of art because of the science they contain and great educational tools because of their artistic value.  We are recruiting Stony Brook University’s brightest minds to write great plays that make science accessible to a wide audience.

ENTRIES MAY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BELOW.  ALL submissions must be received by midnight April 1, 2015

A public staged reading of the winning entries will be performed during the Fall 2015 semester at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics

•Plays should be around 10 minutes in length (usually around 10 pages).
•Winning playwrights will receive a directed, staged reading of their work in the Fall 2015 semester.
•Plays must have a title page that includes the playwright’s name, address, phone number, and email address.
•Plays must be unpublished work.

The awards committee will consist of Professors Christopher Herzog and Steve Marsh.

*Note: please submit electronic entries as a pdf file. Submitting your play implies permission to have your play performed in a staged reading in the spring semester; all submissions remain the property of the playwright.


This is the third annual science playwrighting competition.  Information about the previous competitions can be found here:


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