Student Resources


New South Young Playwrights Contest and Festival, May 29-June 3
2017 applications Due: February 15

The Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, summer 2017
2017 details have not yet announced.

AACT Listing of Playwriting Contests and Other Opportunities
AACT is the American Association of Community Theatre.

New Play Exchange
a streamlined script discovery and recommendation engine 


Children’s Theatre of Madison
one of Madison’s professional theatre companies–focuses on theatre for children and families

Forward Theater Company
one of Madison’s professional theatre companies–focuses on contemporary plays

Stage Q
a community theatre company focusing on queer theatre, building community and encouraging positive social change

Theatre Lila
one of Madison’s professional theatre companies–focuses on collaborative and original work

Playwrights Ink
a writing (and reading!) group for Madison playwrights 


American Theatre Magazine
The nation’s only general-circulation magazine devoted to theatre, focusing on America’s wide-ranging network of professional, not-for-profit theatres

The Dramatists Guild
the professional organization of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists

a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community

National New Play Network
an alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays

news, features, performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional theatre

Playwrights’ Center
a champion of new plays and playwrights in Minneapolis–productions, resources, networking, fellowships and more

list of graduate programs in playwriting (complied by the Playwrights’ Center)


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