STERTS Playwriting Competition 2017

Sterts One Act Play Competition Winner's Night

The climax of Sterts Theatre's project to promote and encourage new playwriting talent in the local area and beyond. A well-known local author will lead a panel of enthusiastic and experienced judges in selecting the three best entries. The author of the first of these will see a fully staged performance of their play, before an audience in Sterts studio, and the two runners-up will see rehearsed readings of their pieces on the same evening. There is also a prize for the best play on a Cornish theme that will be judged by local author and journalist Simon Parker. The Winner's Night will take place on 25th November 2017 at 7.30pm


The finalists!

Not Relative
Characters well developed with good dialogue and an unexpected ending.

The Tregonissey Poisoner
Interesting use of a character as a narrator interspersing the action scenes.

Miss Peddy and Grace
This play contains some very well written monologues from the two characters. 

A Man for all Reason
Good characters with believable lives, histories & futures. 

Road to Manteca
A sensitively written piece with really well drawn and distinct characters.

Mal J Volio
Interesting format dealing with two current social issues amongst young people. 

Starry, starry night. 
A good one act play in a local setting with well written characters and a story that concludes well.

Variations at a bar 
An intriguing, pacy and well thought out exchange between the two main characters. 

The Sea Nest 
Interesting drama, where family secrets and truths are revealed. 

Sisters 
This well written piece has been carefully researched and thought out. 

A Fundamental Disagreement
Good build of tension and an interesting moral conundrum is examined in this play. 

Guillemot Paine
Well written characters and a poignant story set in the West of Cornwall.