Unstaged- a Live Reading of the 2017 SIP Screenwriting Competition Winning Screenplays

By Greater Philadelphia Film Office (other events)

Thursday, April 19 2018 6:30 PM 8:00 PM EST

Unstaged: A live reading of the 2017 "Set in Philadelphia" Screenwriting Competition (SIP) winning screenplays.  See & hear pro actors interpret the winning screenplays + a breakdown of the winning screenplays’ structures by Brian Wade & Jillian Bullock.

Winning Screenplays

Grand Prize & Regional Award, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia & the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia:
The Doan Brothers, written by Ben & Oliver Samuels
Logline: The incredible true story of five Bucks County Quakers who became folk heroes in the earliest days of the American Revolution. Pushed to fight and robbing from the British and Continentals alike with Robin Hood-daring, the Doans served no King or Congress, but fought for the beautiful, untouched land of the Native Peoples and William Penn in one of the greatest and most heart-wrenching love stories of unchanging men in a changing country ever told.

TV Prime Time Award, sponsored by Comcast and NBCUniversal:
No Love Lost, written by Page Peter Wilson
Logline: A combat veteran and his partner work tirelessly to reunite teenage runaways with their families.

Inaugural Oscar Micheaux Award, (for the best screenplay penned by a Philadelphia area resident of the African Diaspora) sponsored by Progressive Change, CDC and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution:
The Dennis Boys, written by Stephen Arthur Schaffer
Logline: Two brothers, a cynic and an optimist, struggle to find common ground when their sick mother’s condition worsens.

Student Award, sponsored by the Derek Freese Film Foundation:
Liberty Investigations, written by Lindsay Michel
Logline: A private investigator and his intern work outside the law to solve cases in Philadelphia.

All-Star professional lineup of actors includes (+ recent credits):

Annette Kaplafka:
'Romeo & Juliet', 'Much Ado About Nothing', 'Valentine's Day'

Nakia Dillard:
'Split', 'House of Cards', 'The Wire'

Robb Del Casale
"Gus the Groundhog", QVC frequent presenter

Chadwick Antonio Rawlings
'Before I Self Destruct', 'Buddy Gilbert', 'Nebechadnezzer'

Ru Pujara
'Creed', 'Moot', 'Do No Harm'

Charlotte Northeast:
'Maria Marten, or the Murder in the Red Barn', 'The Revolutionists', 2-time Barrymore Award winner

Tyler Elliott:
'Boardwalk Empire', 'The Diary of Anne Frank', 'Romeo & Juliet'

Admission: FREE.  Open to the public.

Parking Info: The Prince Theater offers discounted parking to attendees/patrons: Prince patrons can park for just $15 at the garage under Liberty Place, entrances on both 16th and 17th Streets, between Market and Chestnut Streets. In order to receive this discount, you must park in the Liberty Place garage, and pick up a “chaser card” at the Prince box office when you arrive at the theater to attend the performance. When used in combination with the parking facility’s own ticket, this chaser card will reduce the price of your parking to $15, for a period up to 12 hours. Please ask at the box office for detailed instructions on how to use the “chaser card.”


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