Milken Playwriting Prize

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Milken Community Schools is excited to announce that the Milken Playwriting Prize is now accepting submissions of PRODUCED OR UNPRODUCED plays written to be performed by teenagers.  This second year of the biennial prize includes a cash award of $2,000, a script development process, and a full production of the play. A professional dramaturg will assist the playwright and provide readings as needed during the rewriting process. The winner will be promoted to theatres and high schools internationally.

High schools, unlike theatres, are constantly looking for large-cast plays with a majority of female actors and flexible casting. Although grants exist for plays written for adults to perform for kids as well as plays created by children, the Milken Playwriting Prize is for plays written to be performed by teens.

Submission Policy:

  • Professional playwrights and authors are especially encouraged to submit.
  • The plays may be produced or unproduced, but must be written within the past 2 years.
  • Plays must have casts larger than 10, use a majority of female actors, have flexible cast size, and be between 40 and 100 minutes in length.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Other parameters can be found on the Milken Playwriting Prize webpage.


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