Reader’s Theatre Playwright Competion 2017-2018

Wichita Community Theatre would like to congratulate Kayla Horning as the winner of the 2018 Reader’s Theatre Playwright competition with her original play in two acts “Something More”.
Kayla Horning is a recent graduate from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. She has written several short stories including “Little Lace Sock”, and her novel “Out of The Ashes”.
Auditions for the table read will be held in March and a live reading of Kayla’s play will be a matinee on Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

Submissions are now closed. Thanks to everyone for your submissions.

Oct 1, 2017 – Kansas writers can hear their play brought to life by experienced actors onstage at Wichita’s iconic Community Theatre next year.  The Reader’s Theatre committee of the Wichita Community Theatre would like to invite Kansas playwrights to enter their 2018 search for full-length plays. The prize is a public reading of the winning plays. We are hoping to have a winner in the Adult Category & Youth Category.

“We are thrilled to add a contest into our usual line-up of Reader’s Theatre productions,” said Dana Miotto, committee chair. “We have a strong history of readings and full productions from Wichita and area writers at our theater and I think this is a step in a positive direction and a great opportunity for local playwrights.”

Wichita Community Theatre is an all-volunteer, non-profit community theatre organization established by Mary Jane Teall in 1946, that produces new and familiar work in their historic workshop and theatre, located at 2nd and Fountain in Wichita, Kansas.
Playwrights have a deadline that looms over the holidays, with their full-length scripts due by midnight, January 1, 2018. 

2017-2018 Reader’s Theatre Rules & Submission Form