World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights


The World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights project invites young playwrights (aged 18-35) to submit new scripts composed in either English or Chinese for the inaugural round of this international drama competition. The Competition seeks to encourage production of new dramatic works that reflect upon global Chinese culture from a variety of perspectives and enrich our understanding of Sinophone cultures, circulations, histories, and communities.

For English-language submissions, we welcome works of self-reflection from members of Sinophone communities, as well as those that explore encounters among the Sinophone and other cultural contexts; for Chinese-language submissions, there are no specific requirements for content.

Online Submission:

Participant Qualifications: Participants must be between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of submission to qualify (Date of Birth between 01/01/1980 and 12/31/1997).  Competition entry is limited to single authors; works written collectively will not be accepted.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Both Chinese and English-language scripts accepted.
  • Participants must fill out the online registration form at, and submit their work in Word and PDF files following the instructions and format specified online.
  • Deadline: February 25, 24:00 (GMT+8), 2015.

Award Packages: Publishing bilingual E-scripts and World premiere readings of winners in October 2015;   Global workshop + reading tour 2016-2017.


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