Opportunity for youth: Call for scripts, VSA Playwright Discovery Program


VSA: The Kennedy Center is now accepting 2020 Playwright Discovery Applications

Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance—in the form of plays, screenplays, or music theater. Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations in the style of realism, through the creation of fictional characters and settings, or writing metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience.

Application Deadline: January 2, 2020

Learn more about the 2020 Playwright Discovery Award Program and how to apply. 

Selected winners in the Senior Division (grades 10-12 / ages 15-18) will receive exclusive access to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, DC!

Winners will have the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals and the nation’s premier collegiate playwrights and theatre artists as they workshop their own script, as well as participating in master classes, and networking opportunities throughout the Festival.

For more information regarding student eligibility, to receive a PDF flier for distribution/posting, or to obtain a hard copy of the application and guidelines contact: 202-416-8898 (voice) or via e-mail at vsainfo@kennedy-center.org

*We invite and encourage you to share this information with your networks of students, educators, artists, and advocates.*


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