World Sinophone Drama Competition


stage@leeds is honoured to once again be co-producers of The World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights(WSDC).

The World Sinophone Drama Competition for Young Playwrights is open to young writers (age 18 to 36) worldwide. It accepts scripts written in either Chinese or English, and seeks to encourage production of new dramatic works that reflect upon global Chinese culture from a variety of perspectives and enrich our understanding of Sinophone cultures, circulations, histories, and communities. Since 2015, the winning plays have been staged in more than ten cities around the globe (Taipei, Tainan, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Macau, Vancouver, New York, Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai, Monterrey and Mexico City) and published as bi-lingual E-books.

Winners of the competition will receive a monetary prize, a translation of their winning work (either from English to Chinese, or vice versa), and a bi-lingual e-publication of the winning works. The premiere staged reading and workshop will be held during July to September in 2021. In addition, a series of readings by our partners around the world over the following three (3) years will offer winning playwrights an unprecedented opportunity for international circulation of their work. (The collaborating organizers of the competition are from Taiwan, United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, China and Macao, among others.) For further details, please see the official Terms and Conditions.

WSDC Website    WSDC Website (English)

Host | National Central University (Taiwan)
Sponser | S-An Cultural Foundation
Partner | Huashan 1914 Creative Park, School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University (China)
Organizer | Research Center for Theatre and Performance Studies at National Central University (Taiwan)
Co-Organizers | Nanjing University Art Master Performance Group (China)
Co-Producers | Dept. of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia (Canada), Dept. of Theatre Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Washington in St. Louise (USA), stage@leeds, University of Leeds (UK), Dept. of Theater Arts at National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), Dept. of Performing Arts at Shu-Te University (Taiwan), Dept. of Theatre Arts at Chinese Culture University (Taiwan), Dirks Theatre (Macau), The Theatre Practice Ltd. (Singapore), BIU Theatre (Taiwan)
Supporting Organizations | Dept. of Drama and Theatre, National Taiwan University
Production Partners | Nanjing University Arts Masters Performance Group (China), Creative Society (Taiwan), Ibsen International, Tainaner Ensemble (Taiwan), Puppet & Its Double Theater (Taiwan)