2017 Bauer-Boucher Playwriting Award winner (Incident at Willow Creek)

 

 

The Bauer-Boucher Playwriting Award

Recognizing the work of Kean University’s playwrights.

 

The Bauer-Boucher Playwriting Award, established in 2014 by Premiere Stages supporters W. John Bauer and Nancy Boucher, recognizes the work of one playwright each year from the Kean University student and alumni community. The Bauer-Boucher Award supports Kean University writers with enhanced visibility, dramaturgical feedback, a cash award, and the opportunity to hear their play read out loud by an ensemble of professional actors.

 

Submissions
open

 

OCT

15

2017

 

 

Premiere Stages accepts submissions for the Bauer-Boucher each fall from any writers who are currently attending or have graduated from Kean University, and the Award-winning play is selected in January. After the submission window closes in December, the submissions are read by Premiere Stages staff and a select panel of playwrights, theatre professionals, and educators. The winning playwright receives a one-day developmental reading of a new play with a professional cast and director, an encore performance at a local community organization, and an award of $500. Additional playwrights may be selected as finalists and awarded $100.

 

Submissions
due

 

DEC

15

2017

 

 

Submission Guidelines

The 2018 Bauer-Boucher Award Guidelines are available in PDF format!

 

 

  • Playwrights must be current students in good academic standing or graduates of Kean University.
  • Plays must be unpublished and have never received a professional production.
  • Scripts must be one-acts, full-length, or solo shows.
  • Scripts that are incomplete must contain at least 25 pages and attach a scene breakdown for the entire play.
  • Previously submitted scripts are ineligible.
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see schedule).
  • Submissions are accepted October 15, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2017.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF via email to premiere@kean.edu. Hard copies will not be accepted.

 

 

Submissions must include:

  • Brief synopsis of the play (no more than half a page).
  • Character breakdown.
  • The playwright’s bio or resume.
  • Script (or as much of the script that is currently written & scene breakdown of full play).

 

Questions? Email Producing Associate Courtney Little at colittle@kean.edu

 

2018 schedule

 

Oct. 15, 2017

Submissions open.

 

Dec. 15, 2017

Submissions deadline

 

Early January, 2018

Finalists interviews

 

Mid January, 2018

Winner & fnalists selected

 

January 22, 2018

Staged reading of
winner at Kean University in Union, NJ

 

January 23, 2018

Staged reading of winner at Lantern Hill Retirement/ Senior Living in New Providence, NJ

 

 

 

Guidelines (PDF)