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Wednesday, March 2, 2022



Deadline: March 15, 2022

Every summer, The Blank Theatre produces the 12 best plays by playwrights ages 9 to 19, chosen from a nationwide competition. In the past 29 years, we’ve produced 357 plays by these young writers. Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

Nowhere else in the nation can young playwrights receive the prize of seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production featuring known actors from film, television and theatre. The plays are crafted by seasoned professional directors and each is given several public performances in a month-long Festival.

Submissions are accepted annually from January to March 15 and the 12 winning plays will be produced by The Blank each summer.

SUBMISSION RULES - Please read carefully

DEADLINE: Plays or musicals must be submitted by MARCH 15, 2022.

FEES: There are no fees for submitting your work to the Festival.

ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2022; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement.

CONTENT: Original plays or musicals of any genre, subject and length.

LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team.

FORMAT: All plays must be in PDF format and have a cover sheet, title page and numbered script pages. Musicals should have sample tracks uploaded as mp3 files with submission.

COVER SHEET: Submissions must include a Cover Sheet with:
  • Title
  • Playwright Name 
  • Playwright Date of Birth (with year)
  • Age 
  • School and Teacher Name (if applicable)
  • E-Mail Address
  • Contact Phone Number 
  • Physical Mailing Address

NO RETURNS: Scripts will not be returned so please do not send originals.

NOTIFICATION: Festival Competition winners will be announced in April/May 2022.

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