Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NJ YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS CONTEST & FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 32ND YEAR

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NJ YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS CONTEST & FESTIVAL

2015 is the 32nd year!

NJYPP Main Page Contest OverviewGuidelines and Play Submission
Living With Disabilities Category Winning Plays NJ Young Playrights Blog

For 32 years, the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival (NJYPF) has been deepening the writing experience for young writers by providing detailed feedback from theatre professionals about students' plays.

Through a series of rounds, a team of readers may select plays from each division to be honored as statewide winners. These plays will receive a staged-reading performance by professional actors during the Festival. Date to be determined. This is certain to be a must-see event!  

For information about the Festival, please contact Jim DeVivo, Director of Education at Playwrights Theatre, (973) 514-1787, ext. 14 or jdevivo@ptnj.org.

Plays are accepted in the following Divisions:

Elementary (Grades 4-6)
Junior High (Grades 7-9)
High School (Grades 10-12)

RETURNING THIS YEAR!

Living With Disabilities Category This category is open to both Middle School (grades 6-8) and High School (grades 9-12). Plays in this category can be written by a person with or without a physical or other disability as long as the play is about a disability or contains an important character or characters with a physical or other disability. Plays written for this category will also be entered in the general NJ Young Playwrights Contest, and Playwrights Theatre may choose one play from this category to be a part of the NJ Young Playwrights Festival. Playwrights Theatre will also help all writers entering this category to enter into the National VSA Playwright Discovery Competition.

Click here for more information.