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. 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.

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 2017-18 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.

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

Honorable Mention:

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

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