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PTAFF Playwright Competition


Submit your story and help shape the future


The Pembroke Taparelli Arts and Film Festival is committed to the artist focused on creating work that speak to social justice.  We provide artists from underserved, underrepresented, and stigmatized communities with the opportunity to be heard via their artistic creations.


In alignment with our commitment to artists using their voice for change, we are now accepting submissions for our Playwright Competition.  We believe art has the power to transform lives, provide truth, and bring impacting change to humanity.  We are asking playwrights to submit original material that challenge the status quo, material that provides in depth analysis of the current condition of social justice in your neighborhood, country, or globally.  


Submit your story and help shape the future - We want to hear your story of the rise of the CHANGE AGENT - a man, woman, child, the family, the friends, the organization, the group that recognizes his or her power and finds the courage to challenge the status quo and takes action towards creating a better future, a more equitable society where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


You can use any social justice issue to explore “How we get to Peace and Harmony”

The plays may be in any form you choose, they may be grounded in reality, naturalism or they may be fantasy, surreal, or literal.  We look forward to your submissions, we are seeking diverse voices, reflective of the various communities impacted by these issues.


PTAFF seeks to encourage critical thinking and exploration of solutions not only by our submitting artists but also by the audience experiencing the works of the winning playwrights.





  • Submit one-act play on any Social Justice Issue of your choosing

  • After you have submitted your play, you may not edit your entry.

  • Play should be no longer than 60 pages  (**** Plays longer than 60 pages will not be read)

  • Play should be submitted as a PDF (Please include cover sheet with all relevant information)

  • If submitting a play in a language other than English please provide English Translation


Jurors and Winners

All plays will be read and assessed by a panel of Jurors.  Our Jurors are accomplished playwrights and activists in various social justice organizations.


******** Top Three plays will be chosen for staged reading/Theatrical production

Please email with any questions you may have.

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