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Monday, January 24, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship


Deadline: February 7, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre's NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship will support diverse young writers and create an awareness of playwriting as a career. The opportunities provided by this program will encourage NYC public high school students to become the next generation of playwrights.


The Fellowship is open to any high school student who is currently enrolled in and attending public high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City at the time of entry.

Seven Fellows will be selected: one from each of the five New York City boroughs, one from a District 75 school and one from a District 79 school.


The seven Fellows will each receive
  • A professional staged reading or an online presentation of the Fellow’s play.
  • Individual mentoring from theatre professionals.
  • Publication of the Fellow’s play.
  • A certificate of recognition.

  • An original one-act play.
  • Approximately 10 minutes in length.
  • No more than:
    • Ten total pages of dialogue (Times New Roman or Arial font, double spaced)
    • Two scenes
    • Two locations
    • Four characters
Submissions accepted via website here. Applicants must register an account to submit. No submission fee required.


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