Write On!

Entry Info

It starts with an idea...

Send us your idea for a 10-minute play inspired by a topic that is important or relevant to you. Include characters, setting, and as much of the plot as you can – beginning, middle, and end. If your idea is chosen, we’ll help with the rest!

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Write On

What is Write On?

Write On is Hartford Stage's Annual Young Playwrights' Competition and is open to all Connecticut residents in grades 9-12. From among these applicants, 5-6 are selected to participate in the program. Write On playwrights have the unique opportunity to sit in on rehearsals and readings at Hartford Stage's Brand: NEW Festival of New Work in order to learn about the professional play development process first-hand. The Brand: NEW experience is at the core of Write On, and provides the young playwrights with valuable knowledge that supports their work in intensive writing workshops taught by a professional playwright. The program culminates in the spring with readings of the ten-minute plays the young playwrights will develop in the workshops.