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2021 VSA Playwright Discovery Program

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2021 VSA Playwright Discovery Program


Now accepting Applications!
Young writers with disabilities are invited to submit a ‘ten minute script’ of any genre. Scripts may be for theater scripts, musicals, multimedia, video, film, or TV scripts, non-linear scripts, or other writing for performance. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of up to five students that includes at least one student with a disability.

Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations through the creation of fictional characters and settings, writing realistically, metaphorically or abstractly about any topic, including the disability experience.

Application Deadline: March 10, 2021

Selected winners in the Senior Division (grades 10-12 / ages 15-18) will receive exclusive access to participate in professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center.

Professional development opportunities will take place virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow. Winners will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals in further development of their own script, as well as participating in networking opportunities.
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, please contact us directly. We can be reached at 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.*