The Bully Project returns for its second year! OCT invites middle school students to submit original 10 minute plays with anti-bullying themes.
OCT will select six finalists to work with local playwrights to revise and craft their scripts. Cash prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place winners. All six finalists will also be featured in a staged reading at the Winningstad Theatre, a 300 seat venue in the heart of downtown Portland.
The Bully Project is a regional contest of Young Playwrights for Change, a national playwriting contest hosted by Theatre for Young Audiences USA and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education. OCT’s first place winner will have their play submitted to YPC for a chance to win a trip to Washington DC and have their script performed at a staged reading at the Kennedy Center.
Questions about The Bully Project? Please contact Allison Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is this your first play? No problem! OCT is hosting a free playwrights workshop, taught by a professional playwright. Any middle schooler interested in submitting a script to the contest is welcome to attend. Learn more about how to get started, work with dialogue and stage directions, and how to write for the stage. The workshop will take place on Saturday, November 2nd, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at OCT’s studios (1939 NE Sandy Blvd). RSVP to email@example.com. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Are you a K-12 educator interested in being involved in the Bully Project? OCT is currently looking for teachers to serve on our submission committee. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!