THE COMPETITION

We ask Creative Writing, English, and Theater teachers to assign a ten-minute play as a part of their classroom curriculum, and then have them submit all completed plays, free-of-charge. Submissions are open to any and all Grade 9-12 students within the New England area. Submitted scripts are adjudicated through a blind submission process by Trinity Rep Education, Artistic, and Literary staff. Each year, four winners are selected with at least one winner from a Providence, RI high school.

Applications for Write Here! Write Now! 2019 are due on March 19, 2019. Play submissions will be reviewed by Trinity Rep staff and winners will be announced on April 23, 2019. The winning playwrights will participate in a play development session before having the plays read in front of an audience of friends and family on May 21, 2019.

THE PRIZES

In addition to receiving a staged reading of their plays, the winning playwrights receive a scholarship towards any Trinity Rep Young Actors Studio after-school class, and 20 free tickets to a Project Discovery student matinee performance for their schools during the upcoming season.

THE FESTIVAL

The festival portion of Write Here! Write Now! strives to honor the student writers’ texts while offering the playwrights the chance to see their work alive on stage for the first time. Each year, in an evening performance, the winning scripts receive staged readings on our main stage, directed by Trinity Rep staff and performed by our company members and Brown/Trinity M.F.A. students. From the moment the winning scripts are chosen, Trinity Rep dramaturgs, directors and actors work alongside the student writers to clarify and breathe physical life into the playwrights’ words and worlds.

2018 Winners
62 Moons – Kate Fitzgerald – Lincoln School, Providence
The Case of the Stolen Sandwich – Jonathan Baron – LaSalle Academy
Rattlesnake – James Roberts – Putney School, Putney VT
Grandma and Technology – Emma Paulhus – Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School, MA

2018 Honorable Mentions
Boys. Period. – Catherine Giorgetti – Framingham High School, MA
Accidental Burial – Rachel Fickes – St. Johnsbury Academy- St. Johnsbury VT

The festival took place on May 7, 2018.

2017 Winners
Catch 42 – Bella Lillsebbas – Providence, RI
The Story of the Night Sky – Anna Tarasuk – Richmond, RI
Watermelon Boy – Jordana Kagan- Framingham, MA
Eliza’s Artist – Laura Costello – Vernon, CT

2017 Honorable Mention
Sequins – Julia Somma – Vernon, CT
Eighteen – Sophie Colantuono – Providence,  RI

Please email Matthew Tibbs at mtibbs@trinityrep.com with inquiries.