VSA Playwright Discovery Program 2023

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Application Closing Soon!


Applications for the 2023 VSA Playwright Discovery Program are due soon. If you know a young writer who identifies as Deaf or disabled* enrolled in high school (generally, ages 14-19) who is interested in writing for performance, encourage them to submit a ten-minute script for the opportunity to participate in our playwrights program. The script should have at least two characters, incorporate an engaging plot, and move the audience through an emotional or entertaining experience all within ten minutes. 


Winners will receive a financial award ($1,000 USD), work with industry professionals to further develop their script, receive coaching/mentorship, and participate in networking opportunities.


*Disability is a broad umbrella that covers a variety of lived experiences. Eligible student writers may have visible, physical, and/or sensory conditions, as well as less visible conditions like anxiety, ADHD, depression, chronic illness/pain, PTSD, OCD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, neurodivergence, and more.


Please review full eligibility requirements and application details on our website. We look forward to receiving your application soon.

Entry Deadline: 

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET



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