UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 3rd INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 3rd INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION WITH $10,000 PRIZE FOR PLAYS ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEADLINE:
December 31, 2007


Website: 
http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage    
E-mail:  stage@cnsi.ucsb.edu

PLEASE EXCUSE ANY DUPLICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT YOU MAY RECEIVE.

The Professional Artists Lab (http://www.proartslab.ucsb.edu) and the
California NanoSystems Institute (
http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu
) at the
University of California, Santa Barbara
continue their collaboration with
the third STAGE International Script Competition, open to plays about
science and technology.

The winner of the Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating
Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a $10,000 USD prize, along with
opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script.

Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories,
themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays
and new forms are encouraged. (Science fiction is not eligible.)

Entries must be postmarked by December 31, 2007. The winning play will be
announced in July, 2008.  For complete submission guidelines and information
about past winners, please visit our website at
http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage
.

Scripts will be judged by an esteemed panel of jurors from both the arts and
sciences. Previous judges include:
Nobel Laureates David Gross (2004 Physics) and Alan Heeger (2000 Chemistry);
playwright and MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro; award-winning theatre, film and
television director Arvin Brown; Dr. Polly Carl, Producing Artistic Director
of the Minneapolis Playwrights’ Center; Obie Award-winning playwright Lonnie
Carter; award-winning playwright Constance Congdon; award-winning playwright
and screenwriter Jeffrey Hatcher; Morgan Jenness, dramaturge and literary
agent at Abrams Artists Agency; Professional Artists Lab
Playwright-in-Residence Barbara Lebow; Eduardo Machado, award-winning
playwright and Artistic Director of New York’s INTAR Theatre; and Tony and
Olivier award-winning playwright, screenwriter and director Mark Medoff.

STAGE endeavors to:

–  foster new and imaginative voices and methods of storytelling;
–  catalyze the development of art that depicts the technological age in
which we live;
–  cultivate appreciation and collaboration between the two cultures of
science and art;
–  promote understanding of the sciences in the public arena;
–  accomplish all of the above within an international community.

THANK YOU FOR FORWARDING THIS INFORMATION TO ALL WHO MAY FIND IT OF
INTEREST.

A poster for the STAGE Script Competition is available at:
http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage/about/poster.pdf
or will be mailed to you
upon your request.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
STAGE Script Competition
Professional Artists Lab
CNSI – MC 6105
3241 Elings Hall – Bldg. 266
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6105
E-mail: stage@cnsi.ucsb.edu
URL: http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu/stage

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