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Submit now to Phillips’ Mill’s annual Emerging Playwright Competition


The prospectus for Drama at Phillips’ Mill’s 6th annual Juried Emerging Playwright Competition is now available at

The acceptance period for submissions is now open and runs through Aug. 27 at midnight. A distinguished panel of judges will select up to six plays to be presented before a live audience at a staged reading on Saturday, Nov. 18.

From its inception, the Emerging Playwright Competition has been a favorite among artists, bringing original, one-act works to the historic stage at Phillips’ Mill in a late fall treat for the entire community. The first 50 entries submitted are considered for the competition. A nonrefundable fee of $10 per script is required for entry. Each of the plays selected for the staged reading will receive a cash prize of $100. Selected plays will be announced on the Phillips’ Mill website during the week of Oct. 9.

The Emerging Playwright Competition Staged Readings shine a light on local playwrights and offer the community an opportunity to enjoy a thought-provoking night out and support area artists. Nestled along the Delaware River just north of New Hope, at 2619 River Road, the historic grist mill provides a charming backdrop to appreciate an inspiring night of drama in Bucks County. To view the prospectus and learn more about the 6th annual Juried Emerging Playwright Competition, visit

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