Region VII of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is pleased and excited to sponsor the many playwriting opportunities for all of you in our region.
Play submissions are to be made electronically in either PDF or Word Document format. The script needs to be blinded- that is with title page but no identification of playwright or school affiliation; a second, cover sheet also needs to be included which will have the playwright and school ID, contact info and play synopsis.
Deadline for all NPP submissions is - November 1. NO submissions will be accepted after this date.
Each year Region VII invites a number of 10-minute and one act plays (usually six in each category) to be performed at its regional festival. For 10-minute plays, now staged as concert readings, writers work closely with a guest faculty director of their play. One act plays may be readings or can be more fully staged with simple or minimal theatre resources. Two winning 10-minute plays and two winning one-act plays are then selected as National Semi-finalist plays to be considered for an invitation to the national festival in Washington, D.C. in the Spring. For details click on “Submission Guidelines”.
One of the goals of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is to encourage colleges and universities to give distinguished productions of new plays, especially those written by students; the classics, revitalized or newly conceived; and experimental works.
If you can’t find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to contact your NPP Chair or NPP Vice Chair. They are here to help you and to guide you in this process.