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KSU Trumbull offers theater festival, scholarships

Winners will stage performances next spring.
KSU Trumbull Young Playwrights Festival

WARREN — Kent State University Trumbull's Theatre Program will host a Young Playwrights Festival next spring and high school juniors and seniors in the area are invited to compete in the inaugural festival.

Participating students will submit a 15-20 minute script that will be judged by theater professionals and faculty.

The top five or six students will produce their plays for local audiences at the Kent Trumbull Theatre April 22-24 and April 29-May 1. The deadline for consideration is Feb. 1.

For competition rules, go here

Students who want to continue studying theater and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies at the school can compete for scholarships. Up to six $2,000 renewable scholarships will be offered. 

"We began offering the four-year degree in theatre studies a few years ago, and it continues to grow," Eric S. Kildow, professor and program director, said in a news release. "These scholarships and the Young Playwrights Festival are great ways to encourage students to follow their dreams." 

High school juniors and seniors from Trumbull County or any neighboring county may submit their application for consideration in any one of three disciplines.

For acting, students will submit an audition video of two contrasting monologues.

For playwriting, students will submit a 15-20 minute script (scripts submitted for the Young Playwrights Festival can be counted for this requirement).

For technical disciplines, students will present a portfolio detailing their work in the theater.

For submission requirements, visit their website.

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