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Playscripts Award & Scholarship for High School Playwrights

We are thrilled to announce the Playscripts Award & Scholarship as part of Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival, an annual theater festival featuring the next generation of playwrights. This year, in addition to a production in New York City, high school juniors and seniors will have the chance to win our $2,500 college scholarship. (If you’re not a junior or senior you can still win a scholarship! David Letterman’s production house, Worldwide Pants, is also giving out a $2,500 scholarship to the playwright who writes the funniest play of the 2013 festival.)

The Guidelines

  • Two plays in each category (elementary, middle, and high school) will be produced as part of Writopia Lab’s off-Broadway theater festival in May.
  • Playwrights must be in 1st -12th grade (11th or 12th grade to be considered for the Playscripts Award & Scholarship)
  • The first 250 submissions will receive a written critique by a professional playwright.
  • Maximum 12 pages  (in standard format)
  • No excerpts, full plays only.
  • No more than two collaborators per piece
  •  1 to 12 characters (2-12 characters for to be considered for the Playscripts Award & Scholarship)
  • No fanfiction
  • Musicals are accepted!
  • Cover sheet with the following information is required: title, full name of writer, birthday, grade, address, two phone numbers, and email address.
  • Hard copy submissions only, postmarked by January 25, 2013 may be sent to:

Writopia Lab

155 West 81st Street

Suite A

New York, NY 10024


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