November 11, 2009 by thenextstage
The NOW! Organization was founded in 2006, and it “…bridges people from diverse backgrounds to sculpt innovative, holistic solutions toward social, environmental, and economic sustainability”. And further: “We implement interdisciplinary grassroots programs to creatively inspire, engage, and empower youth, pique ideas and discussions, promote interdisciplinary, holistic thinking and problem solving, and spark action.”
So essentially it’s a youth organization on sustainability run entirely by youth volunteers, who last year established a playwriting competition for aspiring theatreists between the ages of 14 – 26 (split into 2 categories: 14 – 18 and 19 – 26). The winning playwrights receive:
- their plays performed across Canada to an estimated audience of 10,000 people
- their plays broadcast on Sustainability Television
This is the second annual competition, information on the two winners from last year’s inaugural competition is available here.
On-line submissions will begin in December, giving aspiring writers lots of time to prepare.
Best of luck to all entrants, I sincerely hope the craft sticks with you, and we’ll be hearing much more from you in the future.