Theatre, Literary Arts, Open Call

24-Hour Playwriting Competition

Organised by: TheatreWorks (Singapore)
  • Date:
    14 - 15 Jul 2018
  • Time:
    4:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Duration:
  • Venue:
    Haw Par Villa
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  • Admission:
    Registration Fees:
    Youth (15 – 18 years old): $40
    Open (19 years and above): $55

    Please email us at to register.


Do you have an idea for a play brewing in your mind?

TheatreWorks' ever-popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition returns and challenges you to write a play within 24 hours!

In its 21st edition, we will challenge our participants to make this year's iconic venue a foundation of their new plays. This year's 24-Hour Playwriting Competition will be held at the sprawling grounds of Haw Par Villa, a place filled with ancient Chinese mythology, folklore and history!

Immerse yourself in this Asian cultural park, the last of its kind in the world. Built in 1937, Singapore's largest outdoor art gallery is the brainchild of Aw Boon Haw, the millionaire philanthropist and marketing extraordinaire who gifted us Tiger Balm. Look out for Chinese classics such as Journey to the West and Madame White Snake and brave through the gruesome depictions of the 10 Courts of Hell. Discover all the wonders at Haw Par Villa during the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition!

The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is a platform for TheatreWorks Writers' Lab to discover potential playwrights. One of the winners will have his/her play developed into a full production by theatre professionals. This production will be taken on a performance tour to the South East District in the first quarter of 2019.

Prizes for each category:
1st: $700
2nd: $500
3rd: $300
Merit: $100

Please email us at to register.