New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest is accepting scripts
through June 30, 2007 for new works that:
1) Enhance self-realization
2) Support peace and social justice
3) Foster new understanding of
minority issues that focus on racial, ethnic and gender discrimination both in
the United States and abroad
4) Empower youth to build healthy inner
5) Educate to gain further insight into healthy social/emotional
6) Shed new light on religious, spiritual, and cultural differences
and issues
7) Build respect for cultural expression and identity in a world
that is experiencing rapid globalization
8) Explore the widening gap between
the values this country was founded on and the values we present to the world
For Guidelines and Application Form:  
As a
direct result of prior New Works of Merit Playwriting Contests:

2004 winning script “Conversation with a Kleagle” by Rudy Gray was

in NYC February 16, 2006 – April 7, 2006
2003 co-winning
script “Ruby’s Story” by Ron Osborne was produced in
NYC May 13- July
3, 2004.
2003 third place script “Interview” by Valerie Killigrew, was
in NYC
November 2 – December 2, 2006.
2003 honorable
mention script “Cry Wolf” by Deborah Mulhall was produced in
October 7 – November 27, 2004.
2003 honorable mention script “Shades” by Paula J. Caplan received a free

development workshop June
28-July 2, 2004 and a reading on July 11, 2004.
2004 contest winner,
Rudy Gray, has become a Resident Playwright of
13th Street Repertory
Five scripts that were not finalists received a free
as well.
Since January 2002, Sandra Nordgren, the founder of
the contest, has been responsible for the offering of over 150 readings, 18
productions, 16 development workshops, and two theater playwriting residencies,
all in New York City at no cost to the playwright.
As writers,
we have been given a precious gift. Let us use that gift to create powerful,
heartfelt new works that not only entertain, but also educate, enlighten and
uplift humanity.
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We look forward to receiving your script!
The Literary Staff
New Works of Merit Playwriting
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