JS&P 2017-18 IS OPEN!

Are YOU ready to take a stab at BWBTC’s playwriting competition?

Babes With Blades Theatre Company and competition sponsor Fight Master David Woolley announce the 7th round of Joining Sword & Pen, the international playwriting competition dedicated to expanding the canon of quality scripts featuring fighting roles for women.

treepondFounded in 2005, JS&P asks writers to take inspiration from a work of visual art, using it as the basis for a new play. All submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. The moment depicted in the inspirational image must be incorporated into the play.

Submissions must be received by BWBTC by March 9, 2017.

The winner will receive the Margaret W. Martin Award: the play will undergo development via BWBTC’s Fighting Words program prior to premiering as part of BWBTC’s 2018-19 season, and the playwright will receive a $1,000.00 cash prize.

Rules, deadlines, and FAQ are available on the BWBTC website.


2015-16: The Promise of a Rose Garden by Dustin Spence
2013-14: Witch Slap! by Jeff Goode
2011-12: Trash by Arthur M. Jolly
2009-10: A Gulag Mouse by Arthur M. Jolly
2007-8: Los Desaparecidos (The Vanished) by Barbara Lhota
2005-6: An Affair of Honor, consisting of two one-acts: Mrs. Dire’s House of Crumpets and Solutions by Byron Hatfield and Satisfaction by Tony Wolf

JS&P collection

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