Submission Application | Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive
Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive
empowering young playwrights to write their stories

Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive is a new program that provides five young playwrights [13-18 years old] a free two week playwriting intensive. Playwrights will write an original 10 minute play to be rehearsed and performed by professional artists in two staged readings as well as participate in skills building workshops with professional mentors. Participants will also receive access to the entirety of The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series. This program is designed to artistically and professionally support young writers eager to learn more about playwriting.

Seeking candidates with an open mind and a desire to grow as playwrights. No playwriting or theatre experience is required. Applicants must be between 13-18 years old and have local housing in the Seattle area. Participants must be available for all of the program dates. Participation is free.

Young Playwrights: 13-18 years old
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 12-16 & 19-23, session and reading times have not yet been determined

Apply by Sunday, May 19
Interviews will be held in early June

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PERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Name *
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Mailing Address *
Age *
How do you identify yourself?
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Race / Ethnicity
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Parent/Guardian
Parent/Guardian Full Name *
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How did you hear about The Scratch? *
QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. *
Where are you from? What are some things in your life that bring you joy? Answer these questions or others that suit you better to help us get to know you as a person. 200 words max
2. Tell us a little bit about your writing. *
What are your writing strengths? What are your writing challenges? What about writing excites you? How would you describe your writing style? Answer these questions or others that suit you better to help us get to know you as a writer. 200 words max
3. Tell us a little bit about why you want to participate in The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series. *
What about this program appeals to you? What do you hope to accomplish and how do you hope to grow as a writer? Answer these questions or others that suit you better to help us understand your goals. 200 words max
IDEAS & WRITING SAMPLE
Briefly describe 2-3 story ideas you might like to explore during the Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive.
200 words max
5-15 Page Theatrical Writing Sample (save as FULLNAME-sample.pdf)
This could be a scene, monologue, short play, etc. you’ve already written, or a new piece created specifically for this application.
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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