2021 isn't 2020, or is it? – 2ND ACT Players

Oct 5, 2022


Welcome to The Knowledge Nest's page dedicated to the 2nd Act Players National Playwriting Competition! As a premier platform in the Community and Society category, we thrive on fostering creativity, supporting writers, and engaging the community at large.

Discovering 2021

In this page, we delve into the significant shift from 2020 to 2021 and how it influences the 2nd Act Players competition. Join us on this journey as we explore the narratives of the playwrights who participated in the competition and how they reflect on the challenging times we've experienced.

Embracing Creativity

The 2nd Act Players National Playwriting Competition aims to promote and showcase the immense writing talent present in our community. From up-and-coming playwrights to seasoned writers, this competition serves as a platform for them to share their stories, uplift one another, and contribute to the cultural landscape.

Supporting Writers

At The Knowledge Nest, we understand the importance of providing writers with the resources and support they need to flourish. Through our extensive network of mentors and industry professionals, we offer guidance, feedback, and opportunities to enhance their craft.

Engaging the Community

Community engagement lies at the heart of The Knowledge Nest's mission. By organizing events, workshops, and interactive sessions centered around the 2nd Act Players competition, we encourage individuals from all walks of life to come together, share their perspectives, and build lasting connections.

Reflecting on a Time of Change

The year 2020 brought forth unprecedented challenges, fundamentally altering the world as we knew it. Through the lens of the 2nd Act Players competition, we explore how playwrights interpret these changes, using their unique voices to shed light on the human experience.

Themes of Resilience and Hope

In the aftermath of a global pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty, the entries for the 2nd Act Players National Playwriting Competition reflect the timeless themes of resilience and hope. Through captivating storytelling, playwrights delve deep into personal and universal struggles, offering glimpses of the human spirit's indomitable nature.

Unearthing Untold Narratives

The power of theater lies in its ability to capture the nuances of our shared reality. The playwrights featured in the 2nd Act Players Competition unearth untold narratives, exploring the diverse experiences and perspectives that shape the world we inhabit.

Unleashing Creativity in 2021

While the year 2021 may not be a complete departure from its predecessor, it provides fertile ground for the evolution of creative expression. The 2nd Act Players National Playwriting Competition serves as a catalyst for this growth, offering a platform for writers to create thought-provoking, captivating, and powerful works that transcend time and space.

The Gateway to Opportunity

For aspiring playwrights, the 2nd Act Players Competition is the gateway to a world of opportunity. Recognition, exposure, and the chance to have their work showcased are the stepping stones towards a successful career in the theater industry. The Knowledge Nest, through this competition, seeks to ignite the passion and dreams of countless writers and empower them to shape the future of performing arts.


As you immerse yourself in the pages of the 2nd Act Players Competition, you will not only witness the power of storytelling but also witness the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Reflecting on the remarkable transition from 2020 to 2021, this competition encapsulates the essence of hope, growth, and the limitless potential that lies within us.

Join us at The Knowledge Nest as we celebrate the transformative power of theater, elevate the voices of writers, and ignite a collective imagination through the 2nd Act Players National Playwriting Competition.

Dennis Byrd
Looking forward to positive changes! 🌟
Nov 12, 2023
Carl Fernyak
2021 brings new hopes and possibilities. 🤞 Let's see if it brings positive changes and a fresh perspective! 🌟
Oct 15, 2023
Eva Fronk
2021 brings hope for a fresh start, but will it be any different from 2020? Let's find out! 🕵️‍♀️
Oct 5, 2023