Who: Californians under the age of 19 as of June 1, 2017. Scripts will be evaluated in two ages groups: 14 and under and 15-18. 

What: Submit original play script(s). Collaborations accepted. Subject and style are up to you! No page limit, but 10 pages minimum. 

When: Entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2017 or uploaded online by 12pm. 

How: Upload or mail the following:
  • Cover Letter- Tell us about yourself, why you wrote this play, and whether you want to receive a script critique. If a teacher encouraged you to enter, include her/his name and school. 
  • Entry Form- (available to print for mail-in entries here) Requires writer's name, mail and email address, phone number, birth date, and a brief play description. 
  • Script- Must by typed and in play format. Number the pages, and do not include your name, school, or any other identifying information on the script itself. 

Mail entries to:
Playwrights Project
3675 Ruffin Rd., Ste 330
San Diego, CA 92123-1870

Script feedback will be sent in early October, 2017. Winners of the 2017 California Young Playwrights Contest will be professionally produced during Plays by Young Writers, held at The Old Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in January of 2018. 

Questions? Please email write@playwrightsproject.org or call (858) 384-2970. 

Happy writing! 
Call for Historical Monologues
Submissions due May 31, 2017

Playwrights Project, in conjunction with Write Out Loud and Descendants of Early San Diego, invites you to submit your historical monologues for TwainFest. Selected scripts will be awarded $100 and will be performed at TwainFest in Old Town on August 19, 2017. 
For submission details, please click here or e-mail Victor Contreras at  viccroscon@yahoo.com.

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Your donation of any amount helps to fulfill our mission of advancing literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions. 

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Our Sponsors

Anonymous, Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, Current Wisdom Foundation, City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Community Service Association of San Diego Unified School District, Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance Company, The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Gold Diggers, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego, The Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, Macy's, Mira Mesa Self Storage, Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Parker Foundation, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund, Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Community Enhancement Program, The Creative Catalyst Fund of The San Diego Foundation, Sempra Energy Foundation, The William and Ruth Tippett Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation, Annie Weisman and Bill Macomber, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Gary & Mary West Foundation.

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