Original Play Submission Deadlines and Guidelines

Please visit the NPP Timeline page for information on the selection process, auditions, rehearsals and Festival timeline.

Two important changes have been made for this year.

1.  We are opening up the number of plays a student can submit. (In the past the restriction was 2 ten-minute plays, 2 one act plays, 1 full-length. You may submit as many plays as you wish.
2. You may submit a play you’ve submitted before (especially if you’ve made alterations to it).

AWARD NAME DEADLINE GUIDELINES
TEN MINUTE PLAY SUBMISSIONS Nov. 1  MORE INFO | SUBMIT
ONE ACT PLAY SUBMISSIONS Nov. 1  MORE INFO | SUBMIT
FULL LENGTH PLAY SUBMISSIONS Dec. 1   MORE INFO | SUBMIT

All plays are submitted through Submittable; please be sure to remove your name and school affiliation from your playscript.

In addition to the National Playwriting Program, Region 1 is pleased to offer a New Play Development program that provides an opportunity for students to workshop 10-minute and one act plays. More information is available here. (Link Coming Soon)