Young Playwrights

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  • An off-shoot of the Southern Writers' Project, ASF's Young Southern Writers' Project One Act Play Competition was created to give a voice to a new generation of Southern authors and encourage Southern high school students to hone their writing skills.

    Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place writers and their teachers and include

    * play readings of the first, second and third prize winners at the prestigious Southern Writers’ Project Festival of New Plays in May of 2018.

    * tickets to an ASF production and an opportunity to meet Southern Writers' Project playwrights

    * publication on the ASF web site

    Submissions are due Tuesday, March 7, 2017. If you are interested in participating please look over the competition guidelines and fill out a YSWP INFORMATION SHEET to include with your submission. (NOTE: Scripts will not be accepted if information sheet is incomplete.)

    YSWP Guidelines


    Attention Educators! Interested in learning specific techniques for crafting an effective short play, and discovering new ways to inspire your writing students? Take advantage of one of our exciting PLAYWRIGHT IN THE CLASSROOM programs. Click here for more information.

    Sponsored in part by the Adams Foundation and the The Young Boozer Family Foundation in glorious celebration of the life of Rebecca Hall Boozer.

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