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

Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to submit their writing in the form of scripts, videos, screenplays, musical theater works, or other performance works. Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations in the style of realism, through the creation of fictional characters and settings, or writing metaphorically or abstractly about any topic, including the disability experience.

2020 Playwright Discovery Application Deadline: January 2, 2020

Apply Now for the Playwright Discovery Application

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