As part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of Our Town, and in recognition of Thornton Wilder’s position as one of the preeminent chroniclers of American life, Playscripts, Inc. and The Wilder Family LLC are proud to announce the Wilder Wilder Everywhere Video Contest.
To enter, create a video that either faithfully dramatizes, or adapts one of Thornton Wilder’s playlets into a short film. Wilder’s plays present a universal and timeless vision of American life; your videos are an opportunity to stage his work in your America. We’d love to see videos filmed in unexpected, intriguing or iconic settings all over America- from the top of Mount Rushmore to the bottom of your neighborhood swimming pool. You can read all the playlets here.
During the submission period (January 14th-28th) you may upload your video to our Facebook event page here, and encourage your friends and family to “like” your video on the page.
o Your video must use all the original characters from the selected playet, but feel free to add characters.
o Your video must contain at least 5 lines of dialogue (one line is defined as at least one sentence long) from the selected playet. The lines of dialogue do not have to be consecutive.
o Your video must between 90 seconds and 3 minutes.
o The videos with the most “likes” will advance to the finals.
o The Timeline
o October 8, 2012 – The contest begins
January 14, 2013 – Submissions open and public voting begins at 12:00 AM EST.
January 28, 2013- Submissions and public voting are closed at 12:00 PM EST. Finalists will be announced later that day.
February 8, 2012- The Winner is announced!
Submitting a video in this Contest is open to persons who, on the date of entry, are legal residents of one of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, at least eighteen (18) years of age, and who are registered users of www.facebook.com.
(1) Public Voting
During the Video Submission Period identified above, all Eligible Video Submissions received will be posted for public voting on the Contest Website. All Facebook users can vote. for the video by “liking” the video on The Contest Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/283458311755447/
(2) Finalist Selected
On or about January 28, 2012 Playscripts, Inc. will tally the likes each submission has received and declare finalists based on the videos that have received the most likes. In the event of a tie vote, the videos with the tie score will both advance as finalists.
The Judges shall not be obliged to select any, or any minimum number of Submissions as Finalists, if less than three Submissions are received for the Contest.