This competition was inspired by a generous donation from Linden, NJ resident Bill Mesce, Jr., an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose recent short story collection, PRECIS, was published by Stephen F. Austin University Press. He is also the author of OVERKILL: THE RISE AND FALL OF THRILLER CINEMA, and writes regularly about film and television for the award-winning website, Sound on Sight. Mesce says about the competition: "It is not only impressive but inspiring to see these young people applying themselves to an art form that has always been about a command of language, and a bit awesome to see how well they carry it off."
More Theater Opportunities for New
Jersey High School Students
Playwriting Contest and Opportunities to Direct, Produce, Design and Perform
Stage Scene & Song Performing Arts in Bergen County, New Jersey invites submissions for one act plays or musicals. One will be selected for a staged reading showcase in New York City in April. Submission deadline is January 10, 2014.
The Spring Play 2014 Development Program also offers opportunities for teens who are interested in directing, stage management, performing and designing for theater. Registration opens February 1, 2014.
Click on link for play submission details, and more information about the Spring Development Program. http://www.3spa.org/Spring_2014_Program.html