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Playwrights Festival

March 18, 2017

Maine Educational Theatre Association

Please make a plan to join us on Saturday, June 3rd, for the Maine Educational Theatre Association’s seventh annual Maine Young Playwrights’ Festival, to be held at Portland Stage Company in Portland!

MYPF celebrates Maine’s high school writers and offers an opportunity for students to see and hear their plays on stage, in front of an audience, and with feedback from professional writers to help them improve their work. This year’s Maine Young Playwrights Festival will be held from 10:00am to 4:30pm on June 3rd and includes both theater workshops and performances of student work.

We’d like to see as many student scripts showcased in one day as we can! The format is open for student work at any level of development!  Plays will be performed in workshop settings and on the Portland Stage Mainstage.  Performances may range from seated readings of scenes to staged readings to fully produced plays, and from 5 minutes to 40 minutes.

The cost for this full day event is only ​$10.00 per participant.  Adults and members of Thespian Society troupes are ​$5.00.  You may choose to join us for lunch for $6.00 per person, or bring your own food for your group.

We’re open for submissions of student-written scripts for the festival right now!

*  Submit a student script by Friday, April 14, by completing the Script Submission Form (see link below) and emailing the script daniel.g.burson@gmail.com.​

Maine Young Playwrights Festival Script Submission form

*  We will respond by Monday, April 24, to let you know how your play will be scheduled into the festival. You and your students can then prepare a presentation of the play at whatever level works for your schedule and participants (from a simple reading to full production).

*  Once your student script has been scheduled, you’ll then need to register participants by Monday, May 15 (We’ll send you a link to the forms after you submit a script. They’re really quick and easy)

Please contact Maine EdTA board members Dan Burson daniel.g.burson@gmail.com, or Rick Osann rosann@bonnyeagle.org, with any questions about this year’s Young Playwrights Festival.

We hope you and your students can take part in this celebration of Maine’s high school playwrights this June 3rd!

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