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Seventh Annual PlaySlam Call for Entries – Due Oct 6

Winning Playwright Allan Maule with the prize.

Winning Playwright Allan Maule with the prize.

ArtsCenter Stage and the Playwrights Roundtable are seeking local writers who have a knack for rapid-fire dialogue and fast-and-furious plots.  All the world may be a stage, but cramming it all into three minutes or less is an art form.

Thaddaeus Edwards and Tekay King with scorecards burning.

Thaddaeus Edwards and Tekay King with scorecards burning.

It’s the 7th Annual PlaySlam, which is a not-too-distant cousin of the poetry slam.  Think very, very short plays (one-to-three minutes in length) vying for fame and fortune.  Who wins? The audience decides!

As winning playwright John Boni says, “The PlaySlam is the most fun you can have without breaking the law!”

Any North Carolinian may enter.  Submit two plays of one-to-three minutes in length. (Deadline:  October 6)  Playwrights must be present to win.  So, pack the audience with friends and family and obtain an unfair advantage.

For submission info, contact Artistic Director of ArtsCenter Stage, Emily Ranii at theatre[at]


The PlaySlam is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, and audiences to mix it up.  Professionals and first-timers alike are on equally uneven footing in this raucous and rollicking adventure.

With one night only for rehearsal AND performance, the actors dive headlong onto the stage and perform all Round 1 plays.  The audience votes on their top five playwrights and those five playwrights proceed to Round 2.  The playwright with the most votes at the end of the night wins the $100 prize.

So what you doin’ October 10th?  Wanna SLAM it?


When: October 10, 8:00 p.m.
Where: The ArtsCenter 300-G East Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510
Tickets:  $5 buys a ticket and a scorecard 919-929-2787

The Playwrights Roundtable is a play development laboratory.  Its purpose is to encourage the creation, development, and production of plays by North Carolina writers.  The Roundtable hosts monthly meetings and readings in addition to annually producing at least two workshop productions featuring the works of local playwrights.

Additional Contact Information:
Playwright and Roundtable Director, Paul Newell: Paul.Newell[at]
Two-time PlaySlam winner, John Boni: johnboni[at]

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