The National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Award

This award recognizes an outstanding student-written play selected from eight nominations, one from each of the eight regions. Each region will nominate a play of any length representing the best-written, best-crafted script with the strongest writer's "voice." 


The award recipient will be selected by a reading panel named by the National Partners of the American Theatre. The award recipient will receive a $500 cash prize, membership in the Dramatists Guild of America and the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis, and a professional development residency to be determined in consultation with the playwright's mentor.

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