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.