The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites aspiring playwrights to explore the experience of disability through script writing. Whether in their own life, the lives of others, or through original fictional characters, students from the 6th through 12th grades (with or without disabilities) are encouraged to write a one-act script, either for stage or screen, to explore the disability experience.
Entered scripts may be the work of an individual or of a collaboration of up to five students. There will be three divisions for entry: Primary (grades 6-7), Junior (grades 8-9), and Senior (grades 10-12). Winning entries from the Primary and Junior divisions will be awarded $500 for their school’s arts programs. Winning entries from the Senior division will receive a trip to Washington D.C. for a weekend of pre-professional activities, including playwright workshops, roundtable discussions, and staged readings. A small number of select winners from the Senior Division will also be chosen for a Millennium Stage performance as part of the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage festival.
The deadline for entry is April 28, 2014. For more information, visit http://kennedy-center.org/PDP.
And for help with your scripts, visit the Writers’ Room!