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THE HISPANO-AMERICAN PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
For more information, please contact:
General Producer of the Hispano-American Playwriting Competition
E-mail address: TEATROBID@iadb.org
Or visit our website: www.teatrobid.org
We will not accept phone inquiries or scripts sent by e-mail.
In celebration of the
Fiftieth Anniversary of the IDB
The â€œBÃ¡rbara Simonâ€ Theater Club of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Staff Association invites playwrights to participate in the Hispano-American Playwriting Competition in celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the IDB. The IDB Staff Association is an organization that represents employees
of the IDB. One of its purposes is to promote their wellbeing through social, cultural, sports, and recreational activities. Contemporary Hispano-American playwrights have an arduous task in convincing theaters to premiere
their plays. This is where literary competitions play a crucial role: by endorsing the quality of a playwright, they create an opportunity that has the potential to advance his or her artistic career. The public has the
final word, deciding the fate of the playwrightâ€™s work by either accepting or rejecting it, but first, the curtain must rise. Competitions today are an important door to the stage for playwrights.
To participate in the competition, authors may choose one of the following categories:
a) Great Hispano-American Comedy for a minimum of seven characters (Written in Spanish)
b) Hispanos in the U.S.A., pero without stereotypes (Written in Spanish, English, or â€œSpanglishâ€)
c) Childrenâ€™s Theater (Written in Spanish)
Participation in the competition is open to native citizens or foreigners with proof of more than five years
of residence in any of the IDB member countries: Argentina, Austria, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China, Peru, Portugal, the Republic of Korea, Slovenia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela.