Young Playwrights Contest

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Enter City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Contest and you can see your play come to life on our stage!


To enter, you must be a Western PA or Northern WV resident in 7th-12th grade. Plays should be formatted using the Standard American format. (

Winning playwrights will work with professional artists to present the world premieres of their plays at the 2020-2021 Young Playwrights Festival. All entries will receive personal feedback from theater professionals.

Contest Entries

Young Playwrights 2020 Submission

ATTACH PDF or MSWORD document of your play here. Before you submit: Make sure your name is visible on the title page and that all pages are numbered.
By submitting a script for consideration, you agree that: The play is an original, unpublished work and has not received a professional production. Plays that have received a workshop, reading, or non-professional production may be submitted. If the play does not meet the submission guidelines stated on City Theatre’s website, the play may be disqualified from the competition. City Theatre has the right to use the Playwright’s name, biography, photographs, likeness, or recorded voice, and the title of and excerpts from the play for advertising, press, and promotional purposes by any means or medium.

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Each playwright that enters will receive 2 tickets to a 2020 Pirates home game!

Additional Info


For more information about the Young Playwrights Contest, contact Katie Trupiano, at or by calling 412.431.4400 x225.