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