Playwriting Fellowship

The NYC Public School Playwriting Fellowship at the Lucile Lortel Theatre is an outstanding opportunity for high school students.

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The contest focuses on the next generation of diverse playwrights with something to say by supporting student creative writing in the parameters of a ten-minute one-act play.  

If you’d like to see last year’s presentation, visit the Lucille Lortel Theatre’s YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

WHO: Seven playwright Fellows–one student from each borough as well as one high school student each from our D75 and D79 high schools— are chosen. In addition to these seven Fellows, honorable mention students of merit will be announced as Finalists.

WHAT: Select Fellows are mentored by professional playwrights and directors as their plays receive a staged reading or online presentation by professional actors in June 2022. Fellows get access to NYC professional playwrights for mentoring and receive other benefits including having their play published in a Fellows anthology and a certificate of recognition. 

HOW: The FREE program provides two months for students to write and submit their plays. Select Fellows then will have another two months of play development, culminating with a performance of Fellows’ one acts in June 2022.

WHEN: Plays should be submitted by the January 24, 2022 deadline. Culminating event is in June 2022.

Questions?: Please address all questions to Jeffrey Shubart at

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