The World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights is open to young writers (age 18 to 36) worldwide. We accept both Chinese and English scripts. Since 2015, the winning plays have been staged in ten cities around the globe and published as bi-lingual E-books.
The winners each will receive a monetary prize, translation of their winning work (either from English to Chinese, or vice versa), and bi-lingual e-publication by the host. The premiere staged reading and workshop will take place shortly after winners are announced, and a series of readings by our partners around the world over the following two (2) years will offer winning playwrights an unprecedented opportunity for international circulation of their work. (Possible reading locations include: Taiwan, United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, mainland China, and Macao, among others.) For further details, please see the official Terms and Conditions.
Accordingly, from this year, we will arrange mentor for the winners, along with a 3-month period of revise. We are looking forward to building a creativity platform of performance art for the Sinophone communities, enrich our imagination of the world stage in the 21th century.
The 4th WSDC is now open for young playwrights aged from 18 to 36 to submit their works. From 8/1 to 10/31, 2018, we welcome scripts written in either Chinese or English, and seeks to encourage production of new dramatic works that reflect upon global Chinese culture from a variety of perspectives and enrich our understanding of Sinophone cultures, circulations, histories, and communities.
Winners of the competition will receive a monetary prize, a translation of their winning work (either from English to Chinese, or vice versa), and a bi-lingual e-publication of the winning work. The award ceremony and the Arts Festival of Script-readings of winning works will be held during July to September in 2019. In addition, a series of readings held by our partners around the world in the following three (3) years will offer winning playwrights an unprecedented opportunity for international circulation of their work.
We look forward to your submission.
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