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Playwriting Resources

Resources for Teachers and Students

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Playwriting supports core subjects, reinforces 21st century learning skills, and helps students discover their creative potential. This newly revised guide shares teaching strategies and exercises that have proven successful in developing students' playwriting skills. Resources on the topics of disability are also provided. This publication is available online. Download your copy.

Script Format Example
Download an example of how to format your one-act play submission to the VSA Playwright Discovery Award program.

Disability in Literature and Film
Download a list of books, plays, and films that feature a character with a disability or focus on the theme of disability. Students and teachers may access this resource to research the topic of disability or to spark classroom discussion.

Essays on the Disability Experience
Download a series of short essays on the disability experience, written by theater professionals with disabilities.

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