National Playwriting Competition & Intern Program

SHU Theatre Arts Program Summer 2017 Emerging Artists High School Playwriting

  • Playwright applicants should be certain they are available to attend Sacred Heart University between July 9 – 15 and July 16 – 22, 2017.

  • Playwrights must first submit a cover letter, 500 word synopsis of their work and two references by December 1, 2016. References can be guidance counselors, teachers, directors or someone who can attest to your ability as an artist.

  • If selected, your script must be received by March 1, 2017. Selected applicants must email their play – typed, page-numbered and in standard professional play format.

  • Two playwrights will be selected and notified by April 1, 2017.

  • Selected applicants will have their transportation to and from the Fairfield, Connecticut campus paid.

  • On campus housing and food will be provided for the high school playwrights.

  • Applicants must be a current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

  • High school students may apply for both playwriting and internship positions.

SHU Theatre Arts Program Summer 2017 Internship Program

  • There are five internship positions available for high school students interested in technical work and acting.

  • Internship applicants must be available July 5 – July 23, 2017.

  • Selected applicants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Fairfield, Connecticut campus.
  • On campus housing and food will be provided for interns.

  • Applicants must be a current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors.

  • High school students may apply for both playwriting and internship positions.

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