2010-01-07 / About Town

Young playwrights sought for VSA program

VSA arts seeks submissions for the Playwright Discovery Program, which invites middle- and high-school students to write a one-act play about disability. The program encourages students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of playwriting.

The selected play will be professionally produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the selected playwright will receive $2,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. to see his or her play performed.

Playwrights may draw from their own experiences or they may choose to write about an experience of someone they know or a fictional character. Students may submit their individual work or they may collaborate with a group or class of students.

Entries must be one-act plays of 40 pages or fewer. They should be original, unproduced and unpublished at the time of submission.

Visit www.vsarts.org/playwrightdiscovery for guidelines and applications.

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