NC YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS

Since 2003, NC Young Playwrights has been a program for students and teachers dedicated to increasing playwriting in the K-12 classroom in North Carolina. NC Young Playwrights is the perfect opportunity for your students to receive the collaborative, intensive, professional exposure to the world of playwriting that will create lasting memories and highly beneficial experience.

 

 

 

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Middle School

One  $100.00 Award given

Two Honorable Mention

Elementary School

One $50.00 Award given

One Honorable Mention

NCYPF Play SUBMISSION

 

The first step in becoming involved in NC Young Playwrights Festival is to submit your students work to NC Young Playwrights. Many teacher have playwriting units that end in a written play. By submitting the students play you have provided a perfect opportunity to expand the student's understanding of playwriting and celebrating their hard work. Submissions don't just come from playwriting units. NC Theatre Teachers have found that a passionate playwright is always ready to be encouraged to participate in this event. Each NCTAE member can submit up to five entries from their school. Submitted plays will be read by qualified theatre professionals who will adjudicate based on a common score sheet. The plays that receive the highest communal score will be asked to participate in the NC Young Playwrights Showcase and they will receive an award:

 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications for Submitted Plays:

 

  • The teacher must be a current member of NCTAE

  • NCTAE member may only submit 1-5 entries from a school

  • Entries must be 30 pages or less

  • Entries must have 8 characters or less

  • Plays can be written by an individual or a class 

 

How to Submit Correctly:​​

   

 

Resources:

 

Submissions are no longer being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. Please hold submission until 2022. 

Submissions are accepted by Chad Schuermeyer. 

Please submit by completing a NCYPF GOOGLE FORM

 

High School

Three $100.00 Awards given

Two Honorable Mentions

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 NCYPF Showcase

April 10, 2021 at 12:00pm

VIRTUAL - ZOom

https://uncg.zoom.us/s/94428112295

 

After a team of professional playwrights have selected the most outstanding plays submitted, UNCG students and faculty will produce staged readings of the award winning plays. Each staged reading will be followed by a talk back. This celebration of student writing will take place on April 10, 2021 starting at 12pm. This year we will be conducting the festival virtually via Zoom and invite you and your family to be a part of this exciting occasion. 

 

In the week leading up to the festival, the playwright and their teacher will be

invited to attend a final rehearsal via Zoom. This will be coordinated by a 

personal liaison from the UNCG theatre department. This

liaison will accompany the student playwright to see the final rehearsal of

their play where they can take a sneak peak and give any final details. On the

day of the festival, the winning playwright, their teacher, and their family and

friends are invited to attend the festival happening via Zoom (see link above).

The program will feature the elementary performance first, followed by the

middle school performance, and then the day will conclude with the high school

performances.

 

NC Young Playwrights Festival Showcase is such an amazing

experience for students because they see their imagination come to life in a very real

way. Students eyes light up as they see characters that they had only seen in their mind become moving, speaking, and breathing characters on stage. After their performance, the students have an opportunity to share with the audience their inspiration and their thought process behind their work. This moment of praise and focus on each student leaves them with a strong confidence in themselves and an opportunity to discuss their works with professionals from all areas of North Carolina.

 

Selected playwrights and their teachers will receive an e-mail once selections are made regarding detailed information about the showcase.

2021 Letter to Winning Playwrights 

2021 Video and Photo Release Form

 

For More information contact: Emma Crumpler ecrumpler@wcpss.net

 

 

 

NCYPF Published Playwrights

 

ORDER SCRIPTS  

Now presenting our NEW published collection of plays on AMAZON!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TO PURCHASE THE 2021 WINNING PLAYS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please give the playwright credit for their work. The plays should serve not only as text but as inspiration for your students to create their own works.

 

ROYALTY INFORMATION FOR ALL SCRIPTS.
The playwrights grant you permission to use all scripts within the classroom for educational purposes. If you wish to produce a play for a performance, you must contact the playwright for royalty information. The amount of the royalty fee is completely up to the individual playwright. However, we suggest a fair compensation to be $25 per performance. Contact with the playwright may be made through Emily Klingman emilyb.klingman@cms.k12.nc.us 

Teachers may make as many copies as are needed.


All monies received by NCTAE for the plays goes toward the expenses of making the plays available to you and to fund awards for future student playwrights.

 

 

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