High School Playwriting Project

Every year, Circle Theatre hosts an annual High School Playwriting Project 

to benefit local student playwrights.


How the HSSP works:

Each year, the Project begins with annual invitations to area high school teachers to enter 10-minute scripts, written by their students, for evaluation by an experienced panel of  theatre peers. These judges read the anonymously-submitted plays, write responses for each script, and Circle adds up the scores to find the top 20 plays. We then send them to Connie Whitt-Lambert, theatre professor at Texas Wesleyan University. Connie and her team will then pick the top eight plays, four being the finalists, and the other four being semi-finalists. In May, a staged reading of the four finalists' plays will be presented, followed by an award ceremony where the semi-finalists and finalists will receive trophies and certificates, along with tickets donated from local professional theatres. The four finalist playwrights will also receive cash scholarships to Texas Wesleyan University. 

HSPP 2019 Finalists and Semi-Finalists

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