The Firehouse Community Theatre of LaBelle has announced its second annual Clarence "Bud" Jones Playwriting Competition.
The legacy of Bud Jones, a veteran Clewiston English teacher and theater devotee, is again being honored by his family, John and Betty Jones of LaBelle. FCT is honored to be chosen to facilitate this project designed to celebrate and showcase theatrical arts in Southwest Florida.
The competition welcomes full-length, previously unpublished plays, written by authors with a Southwest Florida connection. A fee of $25 must accompany the manuscript which may be submitted electronically or by mail and received prior to Aug. 1.
The blinded scripts will then be reviewed by a panel of judges including community members from education, library, publishing, and theatrical backgrounds. Cash awards for authors of first, second and third place winners are $500, $200 and $100 respectively. Additionally, FCT will produce a scripted reading of the first place entrant during 2014-2015 season. The 2013 Clarence "Bud" Jones Competition was won by Chuck Wood of Lehigh Acres and Willougby, Ohio for his play "Up Close at a Distance" which will be presented on the FCT stage in February 2015. Extensive competition information and forms are found at www.firehousecommunitytheatre.com or phone 863.675.3066.