We are pleased to announce that the Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists, TADA!, has announced the top ten finalists in the Tucson Alliance of Dramatic Artists' (TADA!) 2013 Playwriting Contest.

A congratulations to all ten finalists of the 244 submissions. More script submissions were received than was expected. We now plan to have the final four narrowed down by mid- to late February. The final four will be scheduled for public, staged readings, one per month, over the next few months. The final selection, chosen by the audiences, will be guaranteed to be produced in the 2014/15 season as a world premiere. The winner will also receive a cash prize.

The remaining three may be produced next year, depending upon audience results and input.

After 244 submissions, the readers for this year's contest narrowed the list down to the following, in alphabetical order by title:

Directing Hamlet by Michael Permutter (Port Hueneme, CA)
Dropped Calls by Simon Smith (Chicago, IL)
Incision by Madeline Leong (Woodbine, MD)    
Marian & Theodore by Stephanie Staes (Jersey City, NJ)
Mocha by Eleanor Burgess (New York, NY)
Stop, Traveler by Eric James (Houston, TX)
Sunday's Child by Jennifer S. Jones (Alexandria, VA)
The Goldilocks Zone by Ian August (Perth Amboy, NJ)
The Mistletoe Martyrs and the Hostage Situation by Lisa Kimball (Montgomery, NJ)
Women and Guns by Steve Gold (Jamesberg, NJ)

Congratulations to our top ten finalists.