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YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS' CONTEST & FESTIVAL GUIDELINES
Play submission deadline: June 1, 2023

RULES & GUIDELINES

1. Writers must be between 16-25 years of age.

 

2. Plays must fall into one these categories:

                                                         

  a.  Monologues

  b. 5-minutes-or-less plays

  c. 10-minutes-or-less plays

 

3. Plays may be in any style: comedy, drama, satire, musicals, etc.  

                                     

 

4. Plays may be written in English or Spanish.

 

5. Plays must be submitted as a Word .doc,  pdf,  or in snail mail in a standard play format.

 

6. Each submission must have a cover sheet with the following information:                           

  • Title of play

  • Author’s name

  • Contact information: age, address, email, phone

  • School, grade, teacher’s name

 

7. All plays will be read carefully by a panel of theatre arts judges and every entrant will be notified with a personal letter by June 15, 2023.

 

8. We will select 2 winners in each category and create a radio or live performance, depending on COVID restrictions, in the fall of 2023.

 

  • Deadline: June 1, 2023.  There is no entry fee.

  • Submissions should be e-mailed to: sccactorstheatre@gmail.com

  • or mailed to:  SC Actors’ Theatre, PO BOX 7084, Santa Cruz, CA. 95061

 

WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM TEACHERS AND THEIR STUDENTS TOO!

RESOURCES

Examples of theater styles, writing ideas, and play formats to consider.

 

Click below for

downloadable information.

 

MONOLOGUES

&

10 MINUTE PLAYS