Congratulations to our 2019 Semi-Finalists. Of the 182 plays, 17 proud contenders remain in the running. It brings us great pleasure to post the titles of the plays which have moved to the next round. Stay tuned for an update in the beginning of June when finalists will be announced.
Before You Get Married
Chaos is Come Again
In the Silo
Mysterious Ecstasy of the Lonely Business Traveler
North and Central
This Tainted Earth
Weather the Storm
Thank you to everyone for participating, and we hope to see you again next year for the 2020 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. We are happy to announce that next year the prize money has gone up from $10,000 to $11,100! More risk, more reward! For more info, see risktheatre.com
Until next time, I’m Edwin Wong, and I’m doing Melpomene’s work.
I wrote the letter Edwin quoted about risk being “the fulcrum of the action.” In his commentary, he referred to “the fulcrum of action,” a slight but, I think, an important difference. When I wrote my master’s thesis referred to in my letter, and translated key passages, I had a concern that the simple word “action” referring to plot might be seen as “activity,” what the actors do on stage. So I translated “plot” as “a course of action.” Now I might elaborate that to “a series of events making up the course of action.” Remembering all I went through with that thesis to get the translation perfectly clear, I wanted to add this clarifying (if meticulous) thought about “the fulcrum of the action.”