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Young Playwrights for Change

For the third year ZACH Theatre will be a regional host for a nationwide play writing contest for middle school students sponsored by TYA/USA and AATE. This competition focused on giving voice to our nation’s young writers. The project looks to harness the creativity of young playwrights and bring focus to real world issues. This years theme is “Bullying”

The mission of Young Playwrights for Change is to produce meaningful conversations about family that will ripple across our nation to provoke change. Our goal is to spark conversation and discussion throughout classrooms, schools, and communities about the chosen topic.

Last year ZACH recieved 142 plays from schools across Austin. Judges from ZACH, University of Texas, Creative Action, and other community members read and scored all the plays. Our winning play , A Stand for Equality… And Friendship, this year won 3rd place in the national competition and will be published in an anthology.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.

ZACH Theatre is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located in Austin, Texas.

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