Short playwriting contest for Presidio County 

PRESIDIO COUNTY — Marfa Live Arts is hosting a short playwriting contest for residents of Presidio County and Ojinaga, Mexico, focusing on the local border community and with the hope of inspiring a creative outlet for expression during this time.

No previous experience is necessary, and all ages are encouraged to submit work. Short plays can be written in English and/or Spanish. The top three plays will receive cash prizes of $500, $250 and $100, with the first-prize winner also having their work produced into a Radio Play in the Time of Corona to air on regional radio stations, as well as iTunes and Spotify.

The jury includes former Marfa Live Arts playwrights-in-residence Diana Burbano, Georgina Escobar, Raul Garza and Mónica Sánchez. Plays should be no more than five minutes in length (5 double-spaced typed pages) and emailed to: or mailed to: Marfa Live Arts, PO Box 1365, Marfa, Tx 79843. Content should be suitable for a general audience. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2021.