Outside the Box VIII Writing Contest

Submit a Comic, Serio-comic or Dramatic 5-minute sketch and the winners will have their sketch as part of a show produced and directed by Michael S. Pieper, Head of the Second City Acting Program, and will be performed by the students of the Acting Program.

Submissions will not be returned and must meet the following criteria:

Topic: Pick a painting from one of the following artists, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Georgia O’Keeffe, Basquiat, or Picasso, and have it inspire a comic, or serio-comic or dramatic sketch.

  • 5 minutes. If picked and are too long they will be subjected to cutting!
  • 5-10 characters
  • Include title page with your name, phone # and email address and what level of the Writing Program you have completed. Also include a picture of the painting that inspired your sketch.
  • Character breakdown
  • Each writer may submit up to 3 sketches.

Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Email submissions to Michael Pieper at mpieper@secondcity.com.
Winners will be notified the following week.

Think outside the box!