Olympia Family Theater is proud to be a host for this year’s Young Playwrights for Change, a national 10-minute playwriting competition for middle schoolers. OFT will select one play to compete with other finalists in the national competition. If you are in middle school and enjoy writing we hope you will consider submitting a play, you do not have to have any prior experience writing or acting in plays. Middle School students from the greater South Sound area are encouraged to submit their writing.
2020 THEME: Take A Stand
Young Playwrights for Change is looking for plays that Take a Stand! Sometimes in life, we see examples of an individual who doesn’t take a stand for an issue or problem. Rather the individual goes along with the status quo and does nothing and the problem continues. What is it like when someone does take a stand? What kind of change may happen in an individual to give them the courage to take a stand? How could a young person make such a discovery? What could that discovery make them do differently? We are asking young people to share their stories about taking a stand.
For more information and contest rules and guidelines please visit:
Free Playwriting Workshop – Sunday, January 5th, 2020 1pm-4pm
To help students, we are providing a free playwriting workshop (optional) facilitated by Claribel Gross, OFT Education Director. Bring a snack and come ready to explore the basics of playwriting, competition guidelines, and creative ways to get started. Bring a laptop or pen and paper! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plays should be submitted via email (individually or through a teacher) to email@example.com no later than 5pm on January 26, 2020. All plays will be read and reviewed by a committee of five OFT artists and educators and one will be chosen to submit to the national competition.