Applicants are invited to write a play of approximately 45 minutes in length, on the subject of "Crossing borders".
The competition is open to any writer. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the person or persons submitting them.
- Midnight, Monday, 28 March 2022 - Entry deadline. Writers are encouraged to submit their entries at any time before the deadline.
- Monday, 2 May 2022 - Announcement of short-listed entries.
It is intended that the short-listed plays will have a staged reading at an open air venue under Acropole in Athens during the forthcoming 2022 edition of the International Analogio Festival (21-26 September 2022, Athens, Greece), when the winning plays will be announced.
Rules of participation
- The competition is open to all playwrights without regard to age, sex, nationality, or membership in any organization.
It's open to emerging and established writers, and offers a unique opportunity for playwrights to have their drama play produced by the International Analogio Festival in Athens Greece. The prize includes publishing, recording / broadcast of the script globally.
- Playwrights may submit one play only, which should have a running time of at least 30 minutes but not more than 45 minutes and for up to six characters. Monodrama entries (with just one character) are accepted, awarded with a special monodrama prize
- Each entry may be written by one or more playwrights. In case there are two or more playwrights, a written statement signed by each contributing playwright should accompany the entry. The title of the play and the name(s) and contact information (email address, mobile phone number, mailing address) of the playwright(s) should be indicated on the first page of the entry. The name(s) of the playwright(s) should not be indicated or mentioned on any other page of the entry.
- The entry must be in one of the following languages: French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabian, Indian, Russian and all Balcan languages, but occasional and necessary use of other languages in characters’ lines is allowed.
- No previously published or produced plays will be accepted.
- The competition commemorates the centenary of the "Greek Catastrophe" in Asia Minor in 1922 and the deportation of Greek citizens that ended the three millennia-old Greek presence in Asia Minor and the Anatolia.
The aftermaths population exchange between Greece and Turkey was based on religion rather than ethnicity and accounted for approximately 1,300,000 Orthodox Greeks of the Ottoman Empire relocating to Greece from Asia Minor, Eastern Thrace, the Pontic Alps and the Caucasus, all of them were forcibly made refugees and de jure denaturalized from their homelands.
Resettlement was a massive challenge for Greece; the incoming refugees settled in in sheds and squats until the first housing projects were completed. Gradually they took over to repair, expand and reshape their dwellings. During the following decades they made a permanent contribution to the rural and urban landscapes they inhabited, a contribution that is still largely understudied. As we celebrate the centennial of these events in 2022 and while the Aegean Sea continues to be a space of crossings, " CROSSING BORDERS " playwriting project raises questions of memory, of displacement and resettlement and aims to encourage new writing around the world.
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