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Do You Love Drama?

If you're an aspiring playwright, this is your chance to shine! Write an 8-15 minute scene, and it could be staged at the Library!

Entries accepted October 1 - 31

  • Must be in grades 7-12 and live or go to school in Montgomery County to enter
  • One scene only per person
  • Must be original, not previously published or produced
  • 8 - 15 pages long (8-15 minutes)
  • Pages should be numbered; include a list of characters
  • No musicals or children’s plays
  • Type and submit as a PDF attachment via email to:
  • Email must include:
    o Your name, address, phone no. and email
    o Your school and grade
    o Title of your work

Winners will be announced at StoryCon:Teen on SAT, 11/16, at the Main Library. Readings will be staged on SAT, 12/14, at the Main Library.

Prizes awarded to three age categories: Grades 7-8, Grades 9-10, Grades 11-12.

  • 3rd Place: Ribbon, scene printed & made available in Library’s catalog
  • 2nd Place: Ribbon, scene printed & made available in Library’s catalog, AND comp tickets to a theater
  • 1st Place: Trophy, scene printed & made available in Library’s catalog, comp tickets to a theater, AND reception and staged reading of work at the Library

(DML reserves the right to not select a winner.)

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Main Library, The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

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