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
VSA has free resources to guide educators and students through the playwriting process.
The VSA Playwright Discovery Program is made possible by the U.S. Department of Education
Additional support is provided by the National Committee for the Performing 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.