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And the winner is…

Our fourth annual Telling Stories original playwriting contest solicited over 60 scripts from playwrights across the world. Over a period of three months, and through two separate rounds of reading, a panel of twenty-two volunteer readers narrowed the submissions to four finalists.

These finalists were then carefully re-read and discussed by a panel of four readers; these readers considered the strength of the writing as well as the criteria for the competition in choosing a winner. And the winner is:

Murdering Medea received developmental workshops at Kent State University and The Tank in NYC, and was a finalist in the Open Script Competition with Bottle Alley Theatre Company.


Synopsis: Queer activist Liv and funky feminist Fil are the hosts of the podcast ‘Monster of the Week,’ in which they dissect and discuss the evil around them. They've just landed a new brand deal requiring them to dedicate an episode to the divisive Greek play 'Medea.' They don't get very far before Fil discovers she's pregnant. In Ohio. In the year 2022. As the girls embark on a very short abortion road trip to Pittsburgh, they must grapple with their own relationship to monstrosity and what it means to be childfree-by-choice in Post-Roe America—and figure out what is really lurking under Medea’s mask.


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