YPT classrooms are overflowing with talent, and many students are inspired to continue writing after our residency in the classroom ends. We love that playwriting has become an important platform for our students, and we want to pass along several playwriting competitions that focus on young artists and provide an opportunity for recognition, a chance to win money, school funding and much, much more!
Whether you’ve been through YPT programming and need a refresher or just want playwriting inspiration and workshops to learn on your own, pick up a copy of YPT’s book, Write to Dream, on Amazon today. Write to Dream includes standards-based playwriting workshops from YPT’s curriculum that can help you craft your own play and also features exemplary plays from students throughout Greater Washington!
YPT students and alumni have already proven that they are incredible playwrights. We hope you enjoy the chance to flex your playwriting muscles again, and good luck!
Application Due: October 11, 2013
Eligibility: Playwright must be ages 16 to 25
Application Due: October 14, 2013
Eligibility: Students must be ages 15-18 years old, or in grades 10-12
Playwriting portfolio instructions here
Application Due: Postmarked by January 2, 2014
Eligibility: 18 years old or younger on January 2, 2014
Application Due: March 2014 (specific date to be posted in January 2014)
Eligibility: Students in eleventh grade during the 2012-2013 academic year
Application Due: March 2014
Eligibility: 19 years old or younger on date of submission
Application Due: Summer 2014 (call for scripts opens November 2013)
Eligibility: Students in grades 6-12, plays dealing with disabilities
We hope that you have a great time taking another foray into the world of playwriting! If you are an alumnus entering into a competition, please contact us to let us know so that we can cheer you on! We can’t wait to see what you come up with next.