Entries have been flooding in for the 2nd Act Players’ 2020 script writing competition on the theme “60, the new 40?” and so the entry deadline has been changed to January 8, announced 2nd Act Players Cofounder John N. Frank.
“We’ve received more than 80 entries so far, the response has been amazing. We really have found a theme that resonates with playwrights,” says Frank.
Baby boomers have changed and redefined every phase of life they’ve passed through and they’re doing it again with old age.
With more and more of them crossing the “senior” threshold every day, they’re often taking a different approach to their final years., vowing to live ‘younger’ even as they age.
And yet they face many of the same problems as past generations — healthcare, the loneliness of out-living family and friends, issues about where they’ll live, when they’ll downsize. And let’s not forget romance.
We’re looking for short scripts (10-25 pages) that capture the senior ethos of the day. We’ll pick from six to nine (depending on length of the winners) to perform is our 60 is the new 40 Play Festival this coming May.