Drama posterCASE invites any student currently registered in an English Department program to submit an original and unpublished piece of drama. The prize will be awarded to the best play chosen from the overall submissions. Entries must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.

The winner will receive a $150 cash prize, and the opportunity to work with a director and cast to prepare the piece for a staged Table Reading at the Irving Layton Awards Finalists’ reception on April 5, 2016. The winner’s receipt of the prize will be contingent on his or her participation in the preparations for this performance.

All entries must be submitted to the CASE mailbox at the English Department administrative office, LB-641. Submissions should include a cover page with your name, student I.D., contact information, and the title of your work.

The first round of submissions will be vetted by CASE executives. Entries will be judged anonymously. No CASE member participating in the vetting process will know which student’s work is being read.

Shortlisted nominees will be presented to Professor Patrick Leroux, who will select the winner.

Eligibility

1. Only currently registered students in an English Department program at Concordia are eligible. Students from other departments may not apply.

2. Entries must be original and unpublished. Submissions may be from among those written for courses or they may be written specifically for the competition.

Submission Requirements

1. Entries must not exceed a running time of 30 minutes.

2. Entries must be typewritten and indicate on the front page your name, student I.D., telephone number, email address, and the title of the submission. Your name must not appear anywhere on the submission except the title page.

3. Entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 22, 2016, to the CASE mailbox at the English Department administrative office, LB-641.

Judging, Finalists, and Award Ceremonies

1. Jury members will comprise CASE executives during the first round of submissions. No participating member of CASE will know which student’s work is being judged at any time.

2. Shortlisted nominees will be posted by the third week of February on the CASE website and in bulletins around the English Department. Nominees will be presented to Professor Patrick Leroux, who will select the winner.

3. The winner will work with a PhD-candidate Alison Bowie to revise and rehearse the piece.

4. An open casting call to all currently registered English Department program students will follow the winner’s acceptance.

5. Rehearsals will take place during March.

6. The piece will be performed as a well-rehearsed Table Reading in front of students and faculty at the Irving Layton Awards Finalists’ reception on April 5, 2016.

Any further questions may be directed to Dash Brockman, CASE President – case.president@asfa.ca

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