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VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program

Winners of the 2013 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition participate in a theater workshop

The VSA Playwright Discovery Competition invites middle and high school students to take a closer look at the world around them, examine how disability affects their lives and the lives of others, and express their views through the art of script writing. Writers may write from their own experience and observations, or create fictional characters and settings. Scripts can be comedies, dramas, or even musicals-be creative! Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a script. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of students.

VSA has an innovative and Free Resource Guide for Teachers to help guide teachers and students through the playwriting process.

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2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
Call for Scripts

Now open! We are now accepting applications for the 2014 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition. Submissions will be accepted online through the link below. All applications must be submitted for review by Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. No late entries will be accepted.

Please review the full application guidelines before starting your application:
2014 Playwright Discovery Competition Guidelines

Begin your Online Application

To request these documents in an alternate format, please contact us at (202) 416-8898 (voice) or vsainfo@kennedy-center.org.

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