Free Event

Origin's WB Yeats Emerging Playwright Competition

Origin Theatre Company & Ard-Chonsalacht na hÉireann Nua Eabhrac (Consulate General of Ireland New York) with the support of The Abbey, Ireland's National Theatre

Past Work

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 15th 2015

“I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping...I hear it in the deep heart's core.” WB Yeats 

Origin invites submissions for an original 45-60 minute play inspired by a specific poem by WB Yeats. We encourage creative, dynamic and personal responses to the core themes of the original work, and are open to any type of story and setting.

The winning play will receive a prize of $1500, as well as a rehearsed reading at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Origin Theatre Company, New York in December 2015. The deadline for initial submissions is September 15th 2015. 

For full submission details DOWNLOAD THIS PDF, complete, scan and email back to: