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.
The VSA Playwright Discovery Program is made possible by Mike and Julie Connors,
and the U.S. Department of Education.
Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President's Advisory Committee on the Arts.
The content of this program may have been developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education but does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal government.