Submissions for the 55th Annual John Gassner Memorial Playwriting award are NOW CLOSED.
Please try back next year during our submission period March 1, 2023- May 1, 2023 (or until we reach capacity).
Winners will be announced in November 2022!
- The contest is open to all playwrights and is for new full-length plays for young audiences. No musicals nor plays targeted at adult audiences
- Plays submitted to the contest must not have been
- previously published
- submitted to NETC’s Harris Playwriting Contest
- previously produced by a professional or Equity company
- Plays submitted which have had workshop productions or staged readings are eligible and encouraged.
- Plays submitted to this contest may have been submitted to another playwriting contest, and may have previously won a prize or an award in another contest. However, such plays must not have been published or professionally produced and must not be under option for publication or professional production.
- Playwrights may submit only ONE play to the contest in one year.