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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.)

Announcing the #PitchNPlay Winner!
We are excited to announce the winner of our first annual Pitch ‘N’ Play playwriting competition: How to Kiss a Girl by Wade Bradford, based on a Twitter pitch by Leslie Kenner.

Because of the overwhelming number of excellent submissions, the Playscripts, Inc literary department has decided to publish two finalists in addition to the winning play. Those finalists are Lovers, Lunatics, and Poets by Kelly McAllister, based on a pitch he wrote, and Sadie And The Package by Ben Kingsland, based on a pitch by Emilio Rodriguez.

The #PitchNPlay Winners

It was a difficult decision, but our literary staff has chosen three winning pitches:

The real Puck messes with hearts of teens during high school prod of A Midsummer Nights Dream. @rkmallister
Young girl wins a TV singing competition, but to launch her career, her agent says she'll need to create a tabloid scandal. @Theatreaneater 
Sweethearts take Course of True Love: zen of snoring, white lies, multitasking, accept shortcomings Profs=historical figures @KennerLeslie 

Next Steps:  The playwriting portion of the ...
Playscripts #PitchNPlay Contest

New social technologies (Twitter in particular) are changing the way that writers, readers, and theatergoers promote, discuss, and debate new plays. But, could social innovations like Twitter also help to create new work? We think so! That's why we are inviting our Twitter followers to pitch us ideas for the next great Playscripts play. The first ever Playscripts Pitch 'N' Play playwriting contest gives you the chance to write a winning pitch, a winning play, or both!

The Basics:  Today until February 21st we'll be collecting pitch ideas via Twitter that are ...

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