Young Playwrights for Change

ZACH Theatre hosts a playwriting 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.

A staged reading celebrating the work of all our playwrights will be held this spring.

The mission of Young Playwrights for Change is to produce meaningful conversations in classrooms, schools, and communities across the nation to inspire change.

If you or your school is interested in participating, please email us at to set up your free workshop or residency!