Scriptwriters/Houston hosting a new event which will pit your literary musings against your fellow writers in an evening designed to be fun, artistic, and competitive. Do you have a favorite actor in your back pocket who will sell that monologue to the next round and beyond? Bring them! Do you have a cheerleader in your corner that will root your work the loudest? Bring them too!
How it Works
At 8:00 pm, we'll start the first round with names drawn out of a hat to determine order. We'll start a new round every 30 minutes. However, it's always fun to bend the rules a little, isn't it?
While your entry to the evening is free, a measly contribution to Scriptwriters/Houston can earn you:
Wild Card Bye Slot [$10]: This means you advance to the second round scot free! Only a limited number of these will be available so reserve yours fast!
Thirty Second Dramatic Pause [$5]: Is your actor an avid emoter? Think you might get whistled at the 2 minute mark? This will give you a bonus thirty seconds to get those oh-so-dramatic pauses in without reprimand. (Please only one per round – we're human.)
It's So '80s Card [$5]: Feeling overmatched? Choose from a pre-selected array of '80s power ballads of which your opponents' actor must perform a dramatic retelling in place of their monologue. (Please only use after first round)
Unruly Audience Card [$5]: The actor/monologue performer you choose must finish a drink of your choice during their monologue and still complete on time. (Please limit this penalty only after first round and only once to each actor during the tournament - they're sort of human. If actor is alcohol intolerant or already inebriated – 20 jumping jacks may suffice)