Playscripts on Environmental Justice Sought

Play competitions about Environmental Justice aren’t usually a Clownlink thing, but they could be!  Why not?

Social Justice as Environmental Justice

2018 National Call for Scripts


INNER VOICES Social Issues Theater at the University of Illinois, Champaign is looking for play scripts that address the following issue: Social Justice as Environmental Justice.

The possible topics might include such things as the following:

• food deserts
• environmental hazards
• recycling
• sustainable architecture
• water and energy issues

and the impact of any of these on mental health and well being, etc.

(And all of these could be clown-themed if you so choose. In fact, their guidelines recommend humor and non-traditional theater forms! See, there is a connection!)

This call for scripts is initiated by INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre.
and supported by Student Sustainability Committee at the University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre addresses complex, timely and often difficult social issues. Their audience is the university community and beyond, and all of their work includes performances followed by  audience dialogues after the show.

Inner Voices recognizes that live theatre is an event that has both importance and possibility.  They are committed to having rich civic dialogues about community, especially with an eye on ideas of civic engagement and social justice.  They want theatre to make a difference, and to make a change for the better.


An award will be given to those playwrights whose scripts comply with the
guidelines and are selected. Decisions of the panelists shall be final.
They are looking for scripts in two categories:

A. Ten-Minute plays: up to six will be selected, $700.00 will be awarded per
selected winning script
B. Forty-Minute plays: up to three will be selected, $1,500.00 will be
awarded per selected winning script.

Playwrights must be 18 years or older and residents of the United States. Scripts must be submitted by no later than 11:59 pm on February 28, 2018. No late submissions will be accepted.

For further information see their website:

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