Once again, Region VIII in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is pleased to sponsor a series of playwriting competitions for new 10-minute, one-act, and full-length plays.
Downloadable Submission Information Update Here
Regional Festival: Every year Region VIII invites a number of 10-minute and one act plays to be performed in concert readings at its regional festival. [10-minute plays will undergo a workshop experience before their final performance.] Two 10-minute and two one-act plays will then be selected as National Semi-finalist to be considered for an invitation to the national festival in Washington, D.C. in the spring. For details, see "Submission Information" below.
Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards: Region VIII is also pleased to offer a number of playwriting awards for one-act and full-length plays based on a variety of themes. Brief information on these awards can be found below under, "Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards" below.
Complete guidlines can be viewed at www.kcactf.org. Link directly to Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards Program here.
Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship Award: This NEW AWARD celebrates a playwright and his/her body of work. For details, see "Ken Ludwig Award," below.
Eligibilty: To be eligible for the festival and/or any of the awards, a playwright must be a student at a university or college within Region VIII. Additionally, an undergraduate student must carry a minimum of 6 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours); a graduate student must cary 3 semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours). Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing part-time student playwrights must be matriculating, degree-seeking students. Students pursuing degrees on-line are also eligible provided they meet these same enrollment guidelines.
A student that meets these eligibility requirements and that attends a school that has entered at least one Associate and Participating Production, may enter 2 ten-minute plays, 2 one-act plays, and 2 full-length plays for the festival and/or Michael Kanin award
NOTE: There are some Michale Kanin awards for which FACULTY and WORKING playwrights are eligible.
INFORMATION ON AWARDS:
MICHAEL KANIN PLAYWRITING AWARDS (for one-act and full-length plays)
NEW - KEN LUDWIG AWARD (for a playwright's body of work)
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