- Since 1996, The Playwrights Project has produced and cablecast 23 original one – act plays including a behind the scenes documentary. The productions are the competition winners of the annual New 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. To support this project, go to our website home page and click on the donation button to ensure quality award winning plays keep being produced for community television.
PATV announces the first winning play selected for the 2013 – 2014 season:
To view our previous winners – follow this link: PATV PLAYWRIGHTS PROJECT.
- “Real Love” by Joe Feinstein
The second selection for a winning play of 2013 – 2014 is still to be determined. PATV is currently accepting new entries.
Original “One Act Play Competition” - We are in our 18th year, and our winning plays have received multiple awards, from both national and international film festivals in the professional categories. TWO winning plays will be Cablecast on Public Access Television, Channel 20 (Cablevision) and Channel 37 (Verizon FIOS) and other Public Access Stations in various locations around the country. A Showcase is held with a Q & A with the actors, director and playwrights. The guidelines for submission are as follows: Original, Fifteen minutes in length, limited to three or four characters and one set – no children. Entry fee of $5.00 per submission. Limit is two entries per playwright. Scripts will not be returned! Winners will be notified by PATV and posted on the website. Submit typed manuscript to: The Public Access Television Corporation, ATT: “Playwrights Competition”, 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL27, Lake Success, NY 11042. Prizes will be a professional production of the two winning plays and $100.00 to each author. This project is supported in part by North Shore Community Arts Council, and Astoria Federal Savings Bank.