Friday, January 28, 2011

Additional opportunities for young playwrights

There are plenty of opportunities out there for playwrights like you to have your work read, reviewed, and potentially produced. Here are a few programs with deadlines approaching in the next three months, some as soon as Monday!

This information comes from a resource for high school playwrights published by the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) and my own research. Some programs are national while others are only for those in our region or state. I'm not as familiar with all of these opportunities as I would like to be, so do your research. In fact, before submitting your work to any contest, theatre, or publication you should always check out the program information, submission guidelines, and sponsoring organization first. Make sure that the program is the right fit for you and your play and that you follow the submission guidelines as written.

The Theatre Project’s 10th annual Young Playwrights Competition
Deadline: January 31, 2011

Baker’s Plays – Dramatic Debuts: High School Playwriting Competition
Deadline: January 31, 2011

Blank Theatre Company’s 19th annual Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival
Deadline March 15, 2011

Princeton University Ten Minute Play Contest (HS Juniors only)
Deadline: March 30, 2011

VSA Arts Playwright Discovery Program
Deadline: April 15, 2011

Lebanon Community Theatre’s Playwriting Contest
Deadline: April 30, 2011

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