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Thespys and Competitions - $15
Middle School and High School students only
College Auditions - $25
High School Juniors and Seniors
High School Seniors - $15, per category
College Students - $25, per category for students currently enrolled in a College or University.
What to Prepare
For a Playwriting entry, the Thespian must write and submit an original short play. The plays must be the original work of a single Thespian writer. Collaborative works or adaptations are not permitted, nor are plays that include music, lyrics, or dialogue written by anyone other than the submitting writer. Only one (1) play may be submitted per student.
The Thespian must prepare the following:
1. A short play (typeset using 12-point font) on any subject with a running/reading time of 30 minutes or less. Authors are encouraged to write authentic stories as examined through their own unique lens and explore themes to which they deeply relate through various aspects of their characters. Authors should tell the story they want to tell in their own individual manner. The play should follow this format. LINK
An easy to use in the classroom resource for teachers and students. Meant to be printed on one piece of paper and includes the
Playwriting competition rubric.
Skills Measured: Playwriting
All work is protected by copyright from the moment it is created. Writers own their plays and have exclusive control of the rights to produce, publish, and adapt them. By submitting work for Thespy adjudication, you agree to allow the International Thespian Society and Educational Theatre Association (at their discretion) to mount a staged reading of your play or portions of your play. The organization may also (at its discretion) publish your script (or portions of it) on its website(s). All other rights remain the exclusive property of the writer.