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Young Playwrights Project

ATC's annual Young Playwrights Project is for Middle and High School Students anywhere, but we especially would like to read scripts from NJ teens!

Our youngest winner had just entered Middle School. She was 10! So age is not necessarily a factor.


This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

2017: GOTTA LAUGH

Young PlaywrightsATC Studios is pleased to announce our 2017 theme for our exciting playwriting project for Middle and High School Teens, “Gotta Laugh.”

ATC is now accepting SHORT (10 minutes or under), one-act scripts that reflect the theme “Gotta Laugh.” While true comedic scenes would be wonderful, there are also times when we find there is no better way to deal with an issue than to laugh. You are encouraged to write from either perspective.

Submissions may be sent directly to ATC by emailing as a .doc or .docx to atcstudios3@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2017.

Scripts will be read and evaluated by professionals and teachers. From all submissions, 10-12 will be selected for public performance and cast and produced through ATC. The audience and a panel of “judges” composed of professional theater personnel, will select three to be featured on the internet: the chosen pieces could be seen around the world!


Guidelines:
• Scenes should be no longer than 10 minutes in playing time
Monologues will be accepted
• May contain 1 - 10 characters
• Simple setting
• Written in stage (not film/tv) format. We can recommend free script-formatting software
• Keep technical requirements to a minimum


This is ATC's sixth annual Young Playwrights Project.
This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Behind the Mask Winners!

Young PlaywrightsATC Studios is pleased to announce our
WINNERS for the 2016 Young Playwrights Project for Middle and High School Teens, “Behind the Mask."

ATC evaluated the SHORT (10 minutes or under), one-act scripts that were submitted. All reflect the theme “Behind the Mask.” This may include the writer’s direct experience or creative exploration of the true self behind the mask people wear in public.

Scripts were read and evaluated by professionals and teachers. From all submissions, 12 were selected for public performance in June and cast and produced through ATC. The audience and a panel of “judges” composed of professional theater personnel, have now selected three of the produced scenes to be featured on the internet: the chosen pieces may be seen around the world!


And the WINNERS are...

This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.