The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence

This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Over 30 plays have been produced over since 1984. $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Deadline:

Manuscripts must be received by December 31st

Types of plays accepted

Full length, unproduced plays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted. Unable to return without a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Selection Process:

Chairman and committee members read and review each entry and select ten finalists from which the first, second and third place winners are chosen.

Production:

Branch County Community Theatre reserves the right and agrees to produce the first place winner in this yearly competition. First place winners are required to sign a production contract.

Production House:

BCCT productions are staged in the historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. Built in 1882, Tibbits is a completely restored 500-seat proscenium theater.

Send submissions to:
Branch County Community Theatre
14 S. Hanchett St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Current Season

Directed by Nikki Case. Produced by Laurie Ludlow and Curtis Odom. Auditions August 2...
October 5-7, 2017
Directed by Carla Ram. Performed at the Tibbits Opera House December 7-9, 2017. Audit...
December 7-9, 2017
Submit your play now for consideration! Details at http://www.branchcct.org/pickering...
March 1-3, 2018
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May 17-19, 2018
Directed by Jackie Schwind. Performed in Heritage Park in Coldwater, June 2018
June 2018

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