Welcome to the blog for TheatreWorks’ 24-Hour Playwriting Competition! We’ve come a long way since our first Playwriting Competition back in 1997 at TheatreWorks’ Blackbox at Fort Canning. Every year, the venue of the competition changes and we’re super excited for 2017 as it will be our 20th edition! Stay tuned to our blog as more information will be released soon.

What’s more! One of the winners from the competition will have his/her winning play developed by theatre professionals into a full production. This production will be taken on a performance tour to the South East District in 2018, similar to that of this year’s MIXED.


The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2017 is presented as part of TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory Writing & Community Programme, in partnership with the South East Community Development Council. Writing & Community is a holistic, unique programme that serves the community through harnessing individual talents and creatives.

Writing & Community is a strand of TheatreWorks Engagement to encourage audience appreciation of the Arts, and deepen the knowledge of its patrons as well as stakeholders.

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