- Since 1996, The Playwrights Project has produced and cablecast 24 original one – act plays including a behind the scenes documentary. The productions are the competition winners of the annual Playwrights contest. This project was created by Norman Hall, PATV Board member and professional TV and stage director. Mr. Hall is a producer and the director of this award – winning PATV signature series. Two winning plays will be Cablecast on Public Access Television, Channel 20 (Cablevision) and Channel 37 (Verizon) as well as other Public Access Stations nationally. Plays will be available “on demand” through the PATV website and accessible on-line. The guidelines for submissions are as follows: Original, Fifteen minutes in length, limited to three or four characters and one set – no children. $5.00 entry fee per submission. Limit 2 entries per playwright. Scripts will not be returned. Winners are announced at www.patv.org. Submit typed manuscript to:
- The Public Access Television Corporation – ATT: “Playwrights” Competition, 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL-27, Lake Success, NY 11042 or email to email@example.com. Prize is a professional television production of the play and $100.00 for each winning play.
- This project is supported in part by North Shore Community Arts Council, Astoria Bank, and viewer donations.
PATV is currently accepting new entries.
Winners for 2015 are: “Stage Whispers” by Donna Hoke and “Never Look Up Your Nose at an Angel from Brooklyn” by Norman Hall
The Playwrights Project airs every Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday at 9:30pm
on Channel 20, Cablevision and Channel 37, Verizon
On Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Great Neck Bowtie Squire Theater, PATV held the “Playwrights Showcase” premiere of the winning productions for 2014: “Real Love” by Joe Feinstein and “Do You Dance?..continued” by Norman Hall.