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Young Playwrights Festival

Script submissions must be received no later than Monday, December 9, 2014.

Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the MSU Department of Theatre are happy to announce the 18th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. The Young Playwrights Festival is a showcase of six original works, written by high school students, produced by students from MSU’s Department of Theatre and performed on the Pasant Theatre stage at Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

Michigan high school students are invited to submit a one-act play to a juried competition. Twelve semifinalists are chosen and from those twelve the jury will select the six finalists whose plays will be produced. The six finalists will be assigned a professional theatre mentor who will assist the playwright with revising their play. Each finalist will receive a $200 award and a staged production of their play performed by the MSU Department of Theatre at Wharton Center. The other six semifinalists will receive a $100 award.

Sponsored by Gannett Foundation; Lansing State Journal; Mid-Michigan MRI; Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts; MSU Department of Radiology; and Wharton Center Inner Circle.

  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • Michigan State University
  • 750 E. Shaw LN
  • East Lansing, MI 48824
  • PHONE: (517) 353-1982