VSA Playwright Discovery Program Call for Scripts

While our own college students are unfortunately too old to participate in this, its still just too great a program not to write about. And who knows, you may just be the inspiration for some young middle- or high-schooler to write about.

The VSA Playwright Discovery Program invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them and examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of playwriting. The young playwrights may write from their own experience or about an experience in the life of another person or fictional character. The script can be a comedy, drama, or even a musical — creativity is encouraged! Young playwrights with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script, and entries may be the work of an individual student or may be a collaboration by a group or class of students.

The winning play will be professionally produced or staged at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The winning playwright receives $2,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., to view his/her work on stage.

All submissions must be received by April 15, 2011, for consideration.

Visit www.vsarts.org, or simply click here.

Download the official rules and regulations as well as the official application on the VSA website.

The VSA also has an innovative and FREE Resource Guide for Teachers to help guide teachers and students through the playwright process (also available on the VSA website).

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