2018 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition Winners

The Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA and Accessibility is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. This annual competition invites young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities to examine the disability experience and express their views through … Continue reading 2018 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition Winners

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Playwright Discovery Call for Scripts Now Open!

Do you know a budding creative writer? The annual VSA Playwright Discovery Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, is accepting scripts for its 2018 competition through January 17, 2018. The Playwright Discovery Program invites young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) … Continue reading Playwright Discovery Call for Scripts Now Open!

NTID Program Encourages Students’ Creativity and Literacy Skills

From May to August, 2017, theater professionals from the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) presented a theatrical script writing program to students who are deaf and hearing students closely connected to deafness. The ten-hour program, held at five sites in Maryland, New York, and Florida, offered students a creative way to explore their … Continue reading NTID Program Encourages Students’ Creativity and Literacy Skills

Announcing the Winners of the 2017 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

The Kennedy Center’s Office of VSA and Accessibility is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program. This annual competition invites young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities to examine the disability experience and express their views through … Continue reading Announcing the Winners of the 2017 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

Six Tips for Submitting a Winning Playwright Discovery Script

Do you know a budding playwright or screenwriter? The annual VSA Playwright Discovery Program invites young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of  writing for performance: plays, screenplays, … Continue reading Six Tips for Submitting a Winning Playwright Discovery Script