A Jacksonville Beach community theater is offering aspiring playwrights the chance to bring their vision to life.
Players by the Sea is looking for writers with ideas for plays. The theater will help two lucky winners develop those ideas into full scripts, and then produce the premiere performances of the plays. The writers will also get a $2,000 stipend.
Players Associate Director Bradley Akers says the new, year-long program is called New Voices.
“Each one of them will be paired with a dramaturg, so they’ll be challenging them, they’ll be giving constructive feedback, they will be holding them accountable for their writing and helping them develop this play,” he says.
Submissions will be accepted at the theater's website until March 1. The winners will be announced April 1.
Proposals will be anonymously judged by a panel of theater professionals from around the country.
The two plays will be produced as part of Players by the Sea’s next season.