Monday, February 29, 2016

Finalists Contacted for High School ONLY

We've reached the final round of judging for the High School division. A total of 18 scripts made it to the final round in this category. Emails have been sent to the finalists with further instruction for the contest. If you are in grades 10-12 and did NOT get an email this morning, I'm sorry but we will not be presenting your play this year. Thank you so much for sharing your words and ideas with us. Reader critiques will be sent to you soon.

Scripts submitted to the Junior HS (grades 7-9) and Elementary (grades 4-6) divisions are still being read. We hope to have annoucements about the finalists in those divisions very soon.

Friday, February 26, 2016

National Tell a Fairy Tale Day - Jersey Devil

It's National Tell a Fairy Tale Day and we're sharing a post from the Crossroads of the American Revolution National Heritage Area about the Jersey Devil. This would be an interesting writing prompt for a future play. Any takers?

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Almost done... sort of...

Our readers have been hard at work reading and critiquing plays for the NJ Young Playwrights Festival. A large amount of scripts in the Junior HS division means that the process for getting through those plays will take longer than for the High School and Elementary scripts. With that said, we're almost to the moment when we can contact the finalists for the High School and Elementary divisions. The goal is to do so by the end of this week. We will post again once all of the finalists have been notified. Until then, sit tight and keep writing!

Friday, February 19, 2016

NJYPFestival playwright part of the Paula Vogel Mentors Project in Philadelphia

Emma Baxter has been a finalist & winning playwright in the NJ Young Playwrights Festival and a student in our summer playwriting workshops for young writers. We were happy to nominate her for the Paula Vogel Mentors Project @ Philadelphia Young Playwrights and look forward to her future work! Congratulations, Emma!

Friday, January 8, 2016

The other side

Thank you to everyone who submitted a script for consideration in the 2016 NJ Young Playwrights Festival. I am nearly finished organizing the files to send to our first round readers. We will start the reading process in a matter of days!

Please remember that we do not confirm the receipt of a script: there are just too many to sort through and organize for us to do this efficiently. Additionally, you will be contacted if your play is chosen for the final round or beyond. It will take us some time before those results are available, so take some time to relax. We also encourage you to submit the script to another playwriting program for youth.