Hartford Stage Holds Annual Competition for Young Playwrights

The deadline for submissions will be October 1 for Hartford Stage's Annual Young Playwrights' Competition, Write On, for students in grades 9-12. 

Students are asked to submit an idea inspired by a topic that is important to them and relevant in their world.  Entries include characters, setting, and as much of the story as possible. Students can submit their idea at www.hartfordstage.org/write-on. For the selected playwrights, Hartford Stage's Education Department will help with the rest. There will be 5-6 students chosen to participate in the program and winners will be notified during the week of October 8. 

Winning playwrights sit in on rehearsals for Hartford Stage's Brand: New Festival, participate in writing workshops lead by Hartford Stage's Aetna New Voices Fellow, and see their own plays performed for the public by professional actors and directors. Professional playwrights who have worked with the writers in the Write On program include Marcus Gardley, Will Power, Hana Sharif, Quiara Hudes, Michael Elyanow, Daniel Beaty and Luis Alfaro. This year, the writers in the Write On program will work with Aetna New Voices Fellow, Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man).

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