Young Wisconsin playwrights! It's not too late to submit your 2013 entry to Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival competition!
See submission guidelines and entry cover sheets for details, available for download below.
|Submission Guidelines||Entry Cover Sheet|
Every year, MCT accepts original one-act play scripts for consideration for our biennial YPF Showcase featuring up-and-coming regional directors, designers, and actors. This year, ten plays will be selected as finalists. Those playwrights will receive further mentoring in play revision as needed. The Top Ten Plays of 2013 will then join the Top Ten Plays selected in 2014 for a final competition !
Of the twenty finalists, three playwrights will win a cash prize and the opportunity to participate in the production process as their plays are brought to life onstage in the 2014-2015 MCT Young Playwrights Festival Showcase. Three additional playwrights will receive Honorable Mentions and a cash prize.
Contact Marcella Kearns, Guest Educator at MCT, for further information: 414.276.8842 email Marcella
Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre
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Thursday, March 21- 7:30 pm
Friday, March 22 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 23 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24 - 2:00 pm
MCT presents a showcase of three one-act plays written by the winners of our high school playwriting competition. ( All 3 of the one-acts listed below will be presented at each performance.)
by Matthew Lewis, Reagan High School
A rebellious granddaughter spends the summer working in her grandma's rural quilt shop and finds a way to grow up.
Directed by Jordan Hunt
Featuring Mary Atwood, Joan End, Jim Huston, Samantha Martinson & Emily Vitrano
by Ariel Ludlum, Rufus King High School
Challenged by abusive conditions at home, a teenager seeks help from both the police force and social services to save her little sister.
Directed by Marti Gobel
Featuring Ryan Crice, Jennifer A. Grundy, Ashley Jordan, Taylor Lhamon & Kat Wodtke
by H'Vyn Jones, Messmer High School
A disgruntled teen, forced to visit her hilariously eccentric grandfather, learns more than she ever imagined.
Directed by Catie O'Donnell
Featuring Caroline Fossum, Anna Miller, David J. Moon, Cheryl Roloff & Jenna K. Vik
2012-2013 Honorable Mentions:
THE CURE FOR POWER
by Devon Kidd, Rufus King High School
THE STRANGE INVENTION OF JAMES MEROTTI
by Terah Yoeckel, Reagan High School
BIRDS OF PARADISE
by Maya George, Rufus King High School
The Young Playwrights Festival is Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's signature education program. This writing competition is designed to encourage high school students to explore themes and relationships from a uniquely adolescent perspective, through the writing of a one-act play. College level designers and emerging professional directors are engaged to bring the scripts to life on stage with age-appropriate actors. The competition culminates in the fully produced performance of three winning one-act plays in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre.
Playwrights must be high school students during the academic school year that their one-act plays are submitted to the festival. Submissions are taken until June 1 and winners are notified by August 1 of every program year.
This program serves hundreds of people each season. Teachers can receive four FREE playwriting workshops for their students and a packet of additional activities and handouts to supplement artist visits. High school students not only receive in-class instruction, but one-on-one mentoring as they draft and revise their play. College students receive the opportunity to fulfill one of the design or technical positions required for our biennial showcase of YPF plays. Non-professional actors of ALL ages are encouraged to audition for one of the three winning plays, which are directed by emerging Milwaukee directors.
For more information about auditioning for roles, click here.
For more information about design and production postions, click here.
The Potawatomi Bingo Casino Miracle on Canal Street Program is the primary grant/sponsor of this project.
This project is supported in part by a grant from the Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.