Young Playwrights for Change

What is the Young Playwrights for Change Contest?

Young Playwrights for Change is a playwriting contest for middle school students. Sixth, Seventh and Eighth graders in the Greater Hartford Area area are invited to submit their 6-10 page plays answering the question, “What do you want to change about the world?”

The top three plays will have a staged reading performance at Hartford Stage’s Youth Studio.

The winning play will represent Connecticut in the national competition hosted by Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA) and American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE).

To Enter:

  1. Print and complete the entry form. All entry forms must have a valid parent or guardian signature to be considered.
  2. Send us the completed entry form and your play in any of the following ways:
    • Scan and email them to
    • Fax them to the attention of Hartford Stage Education
      at 860-244-0183
    • Mail hard copies to the following address:
      Young Playwrights for Change Competition
      Hartford Stage Education Department
      50 Church Street
      Hartford, CT 06103

Need help getting started? For information on a playwriting workshop near you, contact  Krista DeVellis at


Extended to Monday, January 25, 2016!