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.
NCYPF Teacher Tips - These tips are sure to help you students to succeed in playwriting
Middle School & High School Rubric - See the rubric that is used to grade the Middle School and High School submissions
Elementary School Rubric - See the rubric that is used to grade Elementary School submissions
Winning Playwriting Example - See a sample of a winning play from Middle School by Savannah Von Kaenel
Submissions are due by January 24, 2020
Submissions are accepted by Chad Schuermeyer.
One $50.00 Award given
One Honorable Mention
Three $100.00 Awards given
Two Honorable Mentions
One $100.00 Award given
One Honorable Mention
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.
For More information contact: Emma Crumpler
NCYPF Published Playwrights
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
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.