Apply to Playworks
Playworks Deadline: TBD
Participants must be active members of the Thespian Society enrolled in high school during the current school year.
Important: if your script is selected as a finalist, you must be available to attend Texas Thespian Festival.
Finalists will be responsible for the cost of coming to Texas Thespian Festival. At the performance of their piece they will receive a check in the amount of registration.
Submission procedures to Texas Thespians Playworks competition
All participants will be contacted after submission and again after the script review process is completed.
Email your script in a PDF file to Blake Minor
Workshops and performance
Up to two playwrights will be chosen to participate in play development workshops and script-in-hand readings at the Texas Thespian Festival.
The playwright and actors will collaborate with a director and dramaturg; the emphasis will be on bringing the play to life on stage with minimal production elements and on strengthening the script through rewrites.
The student playwrights will be part of the production team, as they observe the readings, consult with their dramaturgs, receive and provide feedback, and work on revisions.
They will work with pre-festival casting from their own school or surrounding area.
The process will culminate in readings of the scripts, or portions of them, before a Thespian Festival audience, followed by an audience talk-back.
Questions? Email Blake Minor.