Wharton Center Young Playwrights Festival

This program is available to high school students.

Wharton Center’s Young Playwrights Festival gives Michigan high school students the opportunity to see their one-act plays brought to life on the Pasant Theatre stage. Young playwrights work with mentors in the industry to hone and polish their original works, watching them transform into staged productions directed and performed by MSU Department of Theatre students.

Michigan high school students are invited to submit a monologue to Wharton Center’s annual juried competition. Twelve original works, written by high school students, will be chosen to be produced by students from MSU’s Department of Theatre. The final product will be filmed and edited for viewing on Wharton Center’s website.

The finalists will each be assigned a professional theater mentor who will assist the playwright with revising their play. Each finalist will receive a $200 award and their monologue will be performed by the MSU Department of Theatre.

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