This is a pressure-cooker playwriting competition from your friends at Poison Apple Initiative. Playwrights: Submit 5- and 10-minute sections of an unpublished play, along with a brief synopsis of the entire piece and the running time. The competition will be held October 20 with the winning play(s) getting full readings on October 27. See website for details. Free.
This scrappy and provocative theatre company's auditioning for two new plays and maybe you could be onstage with them? Email for appointment; see website for details. Oct. 14-16.
Penfold Theatre's gearing up for their fourth "Penfold in the Park" production up in Round Rock with this romantic Shakespeare tragedy, to be directed by Steven Pounders. Wanna be part of it? Bonus: Actors will be compensated. See website for details. Sat., Oct. 19. ArtSpace, 231 E. Main, Round Rock.