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La Jolla Playhouse invites you to submit play ideas

La Jolla Playhouse has launched its Internet-based “Your Life, Our Stage” campaign, where participants are invited to submit their ideas for a play based on their own life story by uploading a title, brief description and original artwork, photo or video via

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The grand prize, selected by the Playhouse from the top 200 highest scoring entries, will receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Doug Wright (“I Am My Own Wife”) to write a scene from the winner’s life story, based on his/her entry. The winner and up to 10 friends will then be invited to attend the thrilling comedy smash, “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps"--direct from Broadway--at La Jolla Playhouse.

Following the performance, the Playhouse will host an exclusive performance of the winner’s play, featuring professional actors, right on the stage.

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Participants may enter from across the country. For residents of San Diego County, the prize package also includes a three-play subscription for two to La Jolla Playhouse’s 2009/2010 season. If the grand prize-winner resides outside of San Diego County, the prize package includes a limited travel stipend.

The runner-up, selected by the Playhouse from the top 200 highest scoring entries, will receive two three-play subscriptions to La Jolla Playhouse’s 2009/2010 season. A prize will also be awarded to the “most viral” entry, where three winners selected by the Playhouse from the top 100 most viral entries, will receive a pair of opening night tickets to one of the Playhouse’s 2009/2010 season productions, along with a $100 gift certificate for dinner at Jai by Wolfgang Puck, and admission to the post-performance cast party. For complete contest rules and regulations, visit

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The “Your Life; Our Stage” campaign runs now through June 30. For complete details and contest rules, visit

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www.lajollaplayhouse.org/your-story

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