On August 1st, the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project wasÂ launched, challenging participants from all over the world to write anÂ original play every day for the month of August. The project attractedÂ over 400 playwrights as of August 1st and is expected to grow over theÂ course of the month.
Participating writers who complete the August challenge will beÂ invited to submit their work for the 31 Plays in 31 Days online stagedÂ reading. My fellow program organizers Tracy Held Potter, Chelsey Little, and I post daily blogs about the writing process, interviewsÂ with featured participating playwrights, and prompts to inspire writers.
Nikeâs slogan is, âJust Do It.â I think writers need something likeÂ that, I know I do. I can think of a hundred different excuses in a dayÂ to not write; weâre hoping to take the excuses away from people.
âWeâre really trying to challenge people to push themselves thisÂ month,â my fellow co-founder, Tracy Held Potter says. âWe donât need the playsÂ to be âgoodâ at this point. We just want to encourage people to writeÂ and get past that first hurdle of putting a thought on a page.â
Writers of all skill levels are encouraged to register at any timeÂ during the month of August.
For more information, visit www.31plays31days.com.