Know any young aspiring playwrights? Once again, there’s an opportunity for motivated high school playwrights to present their plays in front of a live audience, outside of a school auditorium.  Circle Theatre is back for its 25th year with its High School Playwriting Project.

The project was started by Rose Pearson, one of the founders of Circle Theatre. Students can submit a 10-minute play that is then judged by a panel of judges. Four finalists and four semi-finalists are selected. The top four winning plays get a staged reading hosted by Circle Theatre.

Last year the readings were presented via Zoom. You can still see the readings of the 2020 plays on Circle Theatre’s website. Up until this year, the playwriting competition was open to any Fort Worth high school student. With a full year of virtual gatherings under our collective belt and unsure whether Circle would have to do Zoom readings again, Circle Theatre opened up the competition to any student from any high school student in the metroplex. The submitted plays may have come from different schools, but they all had some common threads. Many touched on COVID, and relationships, and situations that teens are dealing with at this time.

To read the full article and reveal the finalists, Click Here.