WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL PLAYWRITING PROGRAM SUBMITTABLE PAGE FOR REGION VII
UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS AS WELL AS FACULTY MEMBERS AND GUEST ARTISTS FROM PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS MAY SUBMIT THEIR WORK FOR AWARD CONSIDERATION HERE.
TEN MINUTE, ONE ACT AND FULL LENGTH PLAYS ARE ACCEPTED FOR SUBMISSION.
The National Playwriting Program’s Mission Statement
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Program is dedicated to supporting student playwrights in the development of their original work for the stage, with dramaturgical and performance opportunities that emphasize respect of the written word and for the playwright’s contribution to the theatrical process.
The Playwright’s Bill of Rights: We cannot cut or change lines, alter the structure of the play, or essential stage directions without permission. Playwrights, agents and theatrical publishing companies are approachable and willing to work with us to obtain that permission. We should start that negotiation well before rehearsals begin.
Materials must be entered here but also emailed directly to the artistic director of the Kennedy Center (email@example.com) in PDF format.
Writers must be a current undergraduate or within two years after graduation with an undergraduate degree. Writers must be planning to attend a college or university theatre or writing program in the festival's academic year.
The individual must represent a school that has a KCACTF associate or participating entry in the current Festival Year.