The Gaelic-American Club's Clan na Gael Players is accepting scripts through July for a one-act playwriting contest for all ages.

Each entry must be the original writing of the submitting playwright, no more than 20 minutes in length and received by 8 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the Gaelic-American Club, 74 Beach Road.

The scripts may be written in any style, set in any historical time, geographic or imaginary location and contain any number of characters, but the opening line must contain the phrase "always wondered," according to a club news release.

Scripts to plays that have already been produced, published or won other contests will not be accepted.

Only one script per playwright will be accepted, the release states.

Scripts must be typed in play format and bound in a three-hole binder or clipped only so that pages can be removed for copying. By submitting a copy of the script the playwright agrees to allow their work to be copied.

Each script must include the play title only on the first page, a brief synopsis on the second page, a list of characters, including gender and ages, and set requirements. All scripts must be accompanied by a Clan na Gael official contest entrance form.

Winners will be announced in August 2012 and will receive a staged reading at the club during the Clan na Gael 2012 season.

All entries will be handled with extreme care, but Clan na Gael cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged scripts, the release states. It is suggested that playwrights retain copies of their scripts.

Contact Jude Baldwin at 203-374-8213 or for information.