SCRIPT-WRITING COMPETITION SEEKS LOCAL HISTORICAL CHARACTERS FOR TWAINFEST PRESENTATIONS

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By Miriam Raftery

Deadly is May 31 to submit scripts for Twainfest August 18 in Old Town

May 6, 2018 (San Diego) – Victor Crosthwaite Contreras, an actor, educator and descendant of two Spanish soldiers who served at the San Diego Presidio, sat down with East County Magazine on KNSJ Radio for an interview about a script-writing competition that seeks to depict historical characters from the 1800s in our region.

Hear his interview, along with his dramatic historical interpretive reading of infamous bandito Joaquin Murrieta on whom the legend of Zorro was based, by clicking the audio button above. Fior more information, scroll down.

Winners will receive $100 and have their scripts presented by actors as historical theatrical interprations at Twainfest in Old Town State Park on August 18. The deadline to submit scripts is May 31st.

Scripts must be written as monologues in first person, bringing to live real people who lived in the San Diego County, Baja California or Imperial County regions in the 1800s.  For example, last year's winners included a script depicting one of the first school teachers in Old Town. Another portrayed Wyatt Earp, who came to San Diego after gaining fame at the O.K. Corral shootout.

The competition is sponsored by Descendants of Early San Diego and will be judged by members of Write Out Loud, Playwrights Project, and Descendants of Early San Diego. 

For details on how to enter a script, click here.