Young Playwright Contest

The School of the Performing Arts at theREP seeks entries for the fourth annual Young Playwright Contest.

Contest winners will see their short plays professionally produced on theREP’s stage in August 2018 and will receive a series of workshops led by a professional playwright. Submissions will be evaluated on creativity, dialogue, character development, plot structure, and the inclusion of the line “I would have gotten away with it too, if…” Any scripts that are longer than 10 minutes acted out will not be considered.


  1. Playwrights must be at least 13 years old and no older than 19 years at the time of submission and must reside within a 90-mile radius of Albany, NY.
  2. Plays must be no longer than 10-minutes in length, acted out.
  3. Plays may have no more than 7 characters.
  4. Submissions must include the line: “I would have gotten away with it too, if…”
  5. Submissions should include the Young Playwrights Application HERE
  6. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 23, 2018.