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Playwriting

6172 Hall of Fame
States
Scoring Criteria
  • Character: Developed and Consistent

  • Dialogue/Readability

  • Plot/Logical Progression

  • Stageability

  • Creativity/Ingenuity

  • Formatting

 

Advice

Basic story creation rules apply:

 

  • have at least one character the audience can relate to

  • have at least one character change (be dynamic)

  • make different characters have different dialogue styles and unique points of view

  • have a clear central conflict

  • use SUBTEXT where possible and save TEXT for your high points or turning points

  • make it stageable; have few or zero scene changes, and uncomplicated set requirements

  • have at least one other person read it to make sure it makes sense to someone else.  Listen to your volunteer!!

  • avoid stereotypes; build real people

  • depth counts - to move from Excellent to Superior, you have to either have an incisively smart comedy, a genuinely moving drama, or both

  • Maggie Weatherly, "Between Heaven and Hell" (2018)

  • Kelly Herreid & Katy Jacobs, "Oh, About That" (2005)

  • Angelina Anglero, "Statutory" (2019)

  • Ethan Laney, "The Last Gift" (2017)

  • Jessica Courchene & Chrissy Herreid, "Romance and You" (2012)

  • Lauren Vanhelden, "The Paper Butterfly" (2009)

  • Tanya Follick, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (2004)

 

Districts
  • Angelina Anglero, "Statutory" (2019)

  • Maggie Weatherly, "Between Heaven and Hell" (2018)

  • Ethan Laney, "The Last Gift" (2017)

  • Jessica Courchene & Chrissy Herreid, "Romance and You" (2012)

  • Vince Evangelista, "Lone Customer" (2011)

  • Lauren Vanhelden, "Paper Butterfly" (2009)

  • Mark Vicciardo "This Ring" (2009)

  • Tanya Follick, "Who Let the Dogs Out?" (2004)

 

  • Angelina Anglero, "Birds" (2020)

  • Mark Vicciardo, "Jack" (2008)

  • Kelly Herreid & Katy Jacobs, "Oh, About That" (2005)

  • Alex Grossi, "Ash v. Not-So-Evil-Dead" (2020)

  • Andrea Rios Santiago "Choices With Our Hearts" (2020)

  • Elizabeth Massey, "Change With Time" (2019)

  • Izzy Harper, "Those Three Words" (2019)

  • Liam Elliott, "Spirit Phone" (2019)

  • Mackenzie Day & Lyndzee Gugel, "Beauty is Pain" (2018)

  • Lea Mills, "Let's Have a Drink" (2018)

  • Amanda Lewandoski & Caitlyn Hixenbaugh "Tip Disaster" (2017)

  • Annalese Andrews, "The Election" (2016)

  • Raeann Lindsey, "Shenanigans" (2016)

  • Nick Devries & Kat Connelly, "Family Boot Camp" (2016)

  • Dixie Montano & Matthew Tsvetkov, "Rewind" (2015)

  • Raven Gonzalez & Emma Schlechty, "America's Superheroes Got Talent" (2014)

  • Brandon Blue-Eyes, "Homecoming" (2014)

  • Manny Ortiz, "Within Me" (2014)

  • Sarah Hudak, "Seeing" (2011)

  • Rachael Freeman, "The Moroccan Spoon" (2007)

  • Wes Ford, "X" (2006)

  • Kelly Herreid & Katy Jacobs, "Mars 3113" (2006)

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