Since 1996, The Playwrights Project has produced and cablecast 28 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 the late Norman Hall, former PATV Board member and professional TV and stage director. Two winning plays will be Cablecast on Public Access Television, Channel 20 (Optimum) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 not currently accepting new entries – check back in Fall 2017.
Winners for 2016 are: “The White Chalet” by Al Meglin and “I Can See You” by Norman Hall
The Playwrights Project airs every Wednesday at 5pm and Thursday at 9:30pm on Channel 20, (Optimum) and Channel 37, (Verizon)