5 Emerging Playwrights 4 Rounds 3 Playwrights per round 2 Weekends of performances 1 Survivor. There were 6 Project Playwrights. Perhaps some day we'll do it again.
Project Playwright has writers pitting their skills against each other. The playwrights will be given a writing task at 9 PM one evening and turn in a completed 10 page play by 8:00 AM the next day to a director and cast. That team will have 12 hours to go from page to stage and fully realize the play before an audience and panel that evening. The audience will vote and a panel of judges will vote and will have equal influence in deciding the winner. The winning playwright from each round will advance to a final round during which the winner will be selected.