KidsWrite! is our annual playwriting festival for students, grades 6 to 12.

KidsWrite!


May 29 – Jun 4, 2020

7 pm on Friday

Eligibility

All students, grades 6-12

DEADLINE
March 01, 2020

Submission Deadline

SUBMIT YOUR ONE-ACT PLAY in Standard Manuscript Format


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Kidswrite 2020

Performance Friday, May 29th at 7pm

If you would like to purchase a copy of the published script for Kidswrite 2020, CLICK HERE.

Burning Coal Theatre Company is pleased to announce KidsWrite 2020, a collection of short plays written by young playwrights, selected from submissions solicited from Wake and 13 surrounding counties.  Performance date is Friday May 29, 2020 at 7 pm.  FREE TO ALL and shown live on our Twitch channel that night, then available to be streamed thereafter through June 4th, 2020.  You may access the twitch channel below (after THE HERETIC completes its run). After receiving a record number of play submissions, this year’s featured playwrights include: 

 

Chicken Fights, by Pranav Gadiraju (Young Writer’s Institute)
Man Attempts to Peel an Orange
by Sam Harris (Broughton High School)
Silver Lining, by Abigail Celoria (North Raleigh Christian Academy)
Elevated Egos, by Spencer Fitzgerald, Catherine Shamel, and Keetyn Weeks (Moore Square Magnet Middle School)
Governor Dump by Vivek Indlamuri (Young Writer’s Institute)

 

 

WHAT IS KIDSWRITE?
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. 

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.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
The 2020 KidsWrite performance will take on place on Twitch on May 29 at 7 pm.  TICKETS for the 7 pm performances are FREE.  For additional information, please call 919.834.4001.  The performance will then be available on our website through Thursday, June 4, 2020.

HOW CAN I SUBMIT A PLAY TO KIDSWRITE?
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.

Original one-act plays, less than 45 pages in standard 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. 

Writers are notified by mid-April. All writers will receive written feedback. NOTE: The application process for Kidswrite 2020 has now closed.  If you would like to submit a play for our 2021 festival, email us at coalartisticdir@ncrrbiz.com. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION OF TECHNICAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AT BURNING COAL THEATRE

Piedmont Laureate Tamara Kissane speaks on Kidswrite! 

 

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