KidsWrite Festival

Education:

KidsWrite Festival

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023
Performance Dates: May 26-27 at 7:00pm

Every spring, Burning Coal Theatre receives play submissions from local 6th-12th graders that are then professionally produced for the public. 

Education:

KidsWrite Festival

Every spring, Burning Coal Theatre receives play submissions from local 6th-12th graders that are then professionally produced for the public.  Burning Coal has assembled a team of skilled theatre artists to bring these young writers’ stories to life.

The KidsWrite Festival was created in 2004 to encourage young writers in central NC by producing their original one act plays.  Finalists are chosen from numerous submissions. Those scripts are produced at the theatre and then published in a book available for purchase.

Every spring, Burning Coal Theatre receives play submissions from local 6th-12th graders that are then professionally produced for the public.  Burning Coal has assembled a team of skilled theatre artists to bring these young writers’ stories to life.

The KidsWrite Festival was created in 2004 to encourage young writers in central NC by producing their original one act plays.  Finalists are chosen from numerous submissions. Those scripts are performed and then published in a book available for purchase.

To encourage the young writers of North Carolina, Burning Coal each year holds a festival of new plays, written by students from 6th grade to 12th grade from Wake and surrounding counties.  To submit a play, please click here for the application.

Created in 2004, Kidswrite will be accepting submissions of one-act plays from students and producing a number of them each year at Burning Coal Theatre (The Murphey School Auditorium). Please help us spread the word and help our next generation of writers!

The deadline each year for submission is March 1st.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Original one-act plays, less than 45 pages (NOTE: average script length is about 20 pages) in standard theatre manuscript format* written by a student, grades 6 -12, are eligible.

Writers, please send submissions along with a letter including your name, address, email address or phone number, grade and school.

*STANDARD FORMAT
– Act and Scene headings are centered.
– Character’s names are centered and capitalized.
– Stage directions are indented one tab and italicized.
– Character’s names in stage directions are capitalized.

Click here to submit your application online.

You may also submit your work by email to:

coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com

Or, in the mail at:

Burning Coal Theatre, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604.

Writers are notified by mid-March. All writers will receive written feedback.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE

Due to the pandemic, it is possible this production will be virtual.

TICKETS will be available soon!

For additional information, please call 919.834.4001.

Thank you. Your being here and your support makes it possible to bring live, inclusive, innovative theatre to Downtown Raleigh, NC, and beyond.

Burning Coal Theatre Company  is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission. Burning Coal Theatre Company is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County.

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