Dubai’s 24-hour playwriting competition returns this September

The eighth edition of Stage Write is back at The Junction

Dubai’s 24-hour playwriting competition returns this September

Play writers around Dubai – come one, come all! The time has come to unleash all those creative thoughts as the eighth edition of Dubai’s Stage Write competition is making a grand return this September.

Setting up at Alserkal Avenue’s The Junction, the 24-hour playwriting competition will see scriptwriters around the city come up with a ten-minute play. The catch? It has to be written within 24 hours. Better save up those creative ideas.

Signing up is simple: an individual or duo team can register by emailing right now. Once done, challengers can head over to The Junction on Saturday September 14 at 11am.

It’s here where scriptwriting competitors will collect their characters and situation cards to base their original script on. Superheroes? Detective scenarios? Fingers crossed for a genre you can work with.

Then it’s time to get creative, pronto. Scriptwriters will only have 24 hours to write a ten-minute play. Up for the task?

The plays will be read by a group of theatre and literature experts at the end of the 24 hours. Last year’s Stage Write competition saw the winning play get an automatic entry in the Short+Sweet UAE 2019 festival, along with other big prizes.

More of a play-watcher rather than a writer? The Junction is putting on J. B. Priestley’s “An Inspector Calls” this September, and tickets are available right now.

If you’re up for something a little more Shakespearean, Dubai Opera is putting on the beloved Much Ado About Nothing at the end of September, with ticket process starting at Dhs150.

Pens (and creativity) at the ready.
Free to enter. Sat Sep 14, 11am onwards. The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, (04 338 8525).

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