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VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program
A Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program

Each year, young writers with and without disabilities, in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are asked to explore the disability experience through the art of script writing for stage or screen. Writers may craft scripts from their own experiences and observations, create fictional characters and settings, or choose to write metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience.

Young writers with and without disabilities are encouraged to submit a one-act script of any genre. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of up to five students.

VSA has free resources to guide educators and students through the playwriting process.

VSA International Young Soloists Meet the 2013 VSA Playwright Discovery Award WinnersMeet the 2013 VSA Playwright Discovery Award Winners
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VSA Playwright Discovery Competition
Call for Scripts

To submit a script to the 2015 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition visit "VSA Playwright Discovery Competition."

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