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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 currently paid member of NCTAE

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

  • NEW FOR 2020! Entries must be 30 pages or less

  • NEW FOR 2020! Entries must have 8 characters or less

  • Plays can be written by an individual or a class 

 

How to Submit Correctly:​​

   

  • NEW FOR 2020! Submit plays to the NCYPF Google Form

  • Make sure the selected plays are in the correct format (see resources below)

  • Save selections as the title of the play and either ES, MS or HS. (ex. Hamlet HS)

  • Include Playwright's name and school in body of email with script attached

  • Use HS, MS, and ES rubrics before submitting to make sure that you have all qualifications covered

  • Only submit in word document form. PDFs will not be accepted.

 

Resources:

 

Submissions are due by January 24, 2020

Submissions are accepted by Chad Schuermeyer. 

Please submit by completing a NCYPF GOOGLE FORM

 

Elementary School

One $50.00 Award given

One Honorable Mention

High School

Three $100.00 Awards given

Two Honorable Mentions

Middle School

One  $100.00 Award given

One Honorable Mention

 NCYPF Showcase

April 4, 2020 at 12:00pm

Triad Stage - Greensboro, NC

 

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. This celebration of student writing will take place at Triad Stage in Greensboro on April 4, 2020 starting at 12pm. Each staged reading will be followed by a talk back.

 

The day is comprised of a final rehearsal on the UNCG campus. Teachers

and playwrights are invited to arrive at 10:30am. Students arrive and

are greeted 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. As

the rehearsal finishes, students, teachers, and family will travel to downtown

Greensboro to the award winning regional theatre of Triad Stage. Students' 

plays will be performed by skilled actors on a stage that host the regions most

prestigious work. 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.

 

NCTAE believes that the 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.

2019 Letter to Winning Playwrights 

UNCG Campus Map 

2019 Non-Exclusive License Agreement 

 

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

 

 

 

NCYPF Published Playwrights

 

ORDER SCRIPTS  

Visit the NC Young Playwrights Festival Script store to order scripts from The NC Young Playwright Festival. The link is located on our Welcome page.
 

Here you will find scripts written by North Carolina students grades 4 – 12 as a part of the NC Young Playwrights Festival as well as:


*  A list of all scripts available
*  A synopsis of each play
*  A sample of the play
*  How to purchase the plays
*  Cost information
*  Royalty information

 

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 

 

COST OF PLAYS
$5 for a digital copy of a play

 

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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