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DEL SHORES FOUNDATION 2022 Writers Search
SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

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Submissions for our 2022 Writers Search

ARE NOW OPEN!

Submit your short script, screenplay or play for consideration!

FOR MORE INFORMATION

ON THE WRITERS SEARCH and requiremments

CLICK HERE.

THANK YOU to all who made our inaugural

Writers Festival in Dallas a huge success!

It was an incredibly weekend with 12 of our Writers Search finalists and winners, industry professionals and 30 actors in stage readings of the winning scripts. To see this years festival

CLICK HERE.

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A BRAND NEW
ADVENTURE

WRITER. DIRECTOR. PRODUCER.

TEACHER. STANDUP COMEDIAN. MENTOR.

THE DEL SHORES FOUNDATION

FINDING AND FACILITATING SUCCESS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF SOUTHERN LGBTQ+ WRITERS

MEET OUR 2021 WRITERS SEARCH WINNERS

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BEST PLAY

JIGGS BURGESS

"The Red Suitcase"

BEST SHORT FILM

VANDY BETH GLENN

"Shelter In Place"

BEST SCREENPLAY

SERAYAH SILVER &

MONÈT NOELLE MARSHALL

"Knead"

WATCH DEL & EMERSON INTERVIEW THE WINNERS
 

READ ABOUT OUR WINNERS HERE
MEET OUR FINALISTS HERE
MEET OUR SEMIFINALISTS HERE

ABOUT US

Meet Del and our staff and board full of individuals with varied experiences coming together to build this foundation.

PARTNERS

Meet the film festivals and theatre companies that have come on board in our mission to create outlets for new work.

PROGRAMS

THE DEL SHORES FOUNDATION WRITERS SEARCH 2022 is now open for submissions!

DONATE

A little or a lot, every dollar helps us create more programs, prizes and grants to support  LGBTQ writers.

JOIN THE AMBASSADORS CIRCLE TODAY!

Del Shores has had an incredible career across theatre, film and television as a writer, director, producer, lecturer, teacher, coach and standup comedian.  His most explosive hit, Sordid Lives, was inspired by his own coming out journey to his southern family.  Since then, he has occupied a unique space as a gay southern writer, exploring and sharing the stories of people who often have not seen themselves reflected in the entertainment they consume.

In his success, Del realized that the hardest part is getting the opportunity, exposure and guidance it takes to open the first doors in the entertainment industry. The Del Shores Foundation realizes that the next generation of southern LGBTQ+ writers are out there, and we are creating programs that lead to real opportunities for those living in the South, just starting out.

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