SETC and Stage Rights present a unique opportunity for playwrights! Established in 2016, the Ready to Publish Award is a program dedicated to developing, publishing, and licensing new works by members of the SETC community.
Two Readings at SETC 2019
The 70th annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN, featured panel readings of the 2018 and 2019 Ready to Publish Award-winning plays: “Anthropology Lesson” by J. Harvey Stone and “Rev” by Rachel Bykowski.
2019 Ready to Publish Award Winner
Thank you to everyone who submitted work to the 2019 SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award. After taking in nearly 300 submissions for this year’s contest, we are pleased to announce the winner:
by Rachel Bykowski
Rev follows a pair of sisters named Camaro and Aston struggling to keep their deceased fathers’ repair shop afloat until a 25-year old ex-marine with a unique connection to the family walks in through their garage door seeking employment.
Rachel Bykowski, a Chicago native, writes plays to explore the many facets of womanhood. Her full-length plays have been featured with The National New Play Network (NNPN) in a workshop at the Kennedy Center for the MFA Playwrights’ Festival. She was a top 20 finalist for CulturalDC’s Source Theatre Festival, received Honorable Mention for the Jane Chambers 2017 Student Playwriting Award, and was the runner-up for the 2018 Todd McNerney Playwriting Award for her play. Her full-length plays have been featured in workshops across the United States. Her play, Tight End is currently in production at Majestic Rep Theatre in Las Vegas. Rachel is a playwriting alumna with NNPN and a member of the Dramatists Guild. She received her BFA in playwriting from the Theatre School at DePaul University and her MFA from Ohio University.
As the winner, Rachel Bykowski and “Rev” receives:
- Publication of the winning play in the Stage Rights catalog of plays and musicals
- A panel reading of the play at SETC 2019, hosted by members of the SETC Playwriting committee
- Prominent display of the final published play by Stage Rights at SETC 2020
- 2019 SETC Convention Registration
- $400 Royalty Advance
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