Limited to students in the 6th - 8th grades
1/18/2022 - 2/8/2022
Hosted by The American Association of Theatre Education (AATE), Young Playwrights for Change is a national playwriting competition for students in 6th- 8th grades. Students write and submit a ten-minute play based on a theme. Each hosting organization will select and submit one script for this national competition.
Childsplay Academy is proud to be one of the hosting organizations, and we look forward to submitting a play that represents our community and the voices of young people. We are intentionally selecting students as adjudicators, and this group of peers will select Childsplay's entry for the competition.
To help students develop and write a ten-minute play, we're offering playwriting workshops with playwright and artistic director Dwayne Hartford. The four workshop sessions meet online from 4:30- 6:00pm beginning January 21st and conclude February 11th. However, participation in the workshop is not required to submit a script.
What gives you the strength to get back up again? When discouraged or exhausted, why do you keep trying? Keep helping? Keep persisting? Keep believing? Hope is one of the key ingredients of resiliency, but is hope a feeling? An attitude? Or is hope an action? What does hope look like?
Guidelines at a Glance:
To Submit a Play:
E-mail a digital copy of the script, which adheres to AATE guidelines and style guide, to Academy Associate, Thomas Underdal at email@example.com. Please make sure that the student's name or other identifying information are not on the script itself. Please put Young Playwrights for Change in the subject line.
Entry Deadline: FEBRUARY 16th