Kyndal Robertson and Camika Spencer: Kim Ritzenthaler Leeson

Past competition winners Kyndal Robertson and Camika Spencer: photo by Kim Ritzenthaler Leeson

It’s one of our neighborhood’s most exciting annual arts events. Six local playwrights present original one-act plays in one night. Audience members vote for their favorite play — none is longer than 20 minutes — and at the end of the run, the top vote-getter receives a $1,000 prize.Teco Theatrical Productions’ 13th-annual New Play Competition starts with a preview night Thursday, Feb. 19, when tickets are only $10. The shows run through March 1, and tickets cost $15.

Here is the 2015 lineup:

“Lather, Rinse, Repeat, or The Dating Game,” by Antay Bilgutay
“Hikers,” by Victor Bravo
“7-10 Split,” by Ruth Cantrell
“Perchance To Dream,” by Paul William Engle
“Can I Call You Daddy?” by Sam Green
“Nappily Ever After,” by Buster Spiller