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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Our Rising Voices: International Human Rights Art Festival's Young Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: March 22, 2021 11:59 EST

Young people 19 years and under are invited to submit 10-minute dramatic scripts that explore themes of human rights, social justice and the beauty that arises from empathy. The winning scripts will receive a reading by theater professionals in IHRAF’s Our Rising Voices virtual play festival. Deadline: March 22, 2021 11:59 EST.

Submission guidelines
- Young playwrights 19 years and younger are eligible to submit.
- Scripts must explore themes of human rights and social justice, and must align with IHRAF’s core values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, celebrating diversity and engagement.
- Plays must be approximately 10 minutes when read aloud. Scripts may be 8 or 9 pages, but no more than 10 (not including the title page and characters list).
- Collaborative works between multiple (up to 3) young writers are accepted, as long as all writers fall within the eligible age range.
- All scripts must be original work. Adaptations will not be accepted.
- Writers may submit up to 2 scripts for consideration.
- Plays must have no more than 4 characters.
- Scripts must be primarily in English. Any lines not in English should include a translation.
- Scripts must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission.

Email scripts to maggiemundayodom@ihraf.org with the subject line “IHRAF Young Playwrights Festival”. In the body of the email, please include:
  • Play title
  • Playwright’s full name
  • Age
  • Country/State of residence
  • School name and grade
  • Preferred email address
  • A brief playwright biography
  • A one-sentence summary of the play
  • Attach the script as a PDF or Word document.


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