The top three submissions of the Hoffman Center for the Arts playwriting competition will be performed in a Reader’s Theater event at the Hoffman Center on March 11.

Contest judge Anne Osborne Coopersmith is an accomplished local actor with the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, The Coaster and Riverbend Players. She has directed, acted in and adapted material for reader’s theater, as well as acted in multi-act plays.

The second judge, George Dzundza of Tillamook is known for his roles on stage and in front of the camera, including “The Deer Hunter” and “Basic Instinct,” and performances on “Law & Order” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dzundza has been involved in productions on Broadway, national tours, regional, dinner and community theater. He is a founding member of the coastal nonprofit Rising Tide.

Also judging entries is Carole Zucker, a former professor of film studies at Concordia University, Montreal.

Writing workshops will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Hoffman Center for the Arts, 594 Laneda Ave., in Manzanita.

Submissions will be due Jan. 14. Each entry will be randomly assigned to one of three judges. Submission guidelines are at


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