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YPF: What you need to know

Who is eligible to enter the Young Playwrights Festival?
Any Greater Fort Wayne area public, private or home-schooled kindergartner to high school senior. Student must be enrolled by September 8, 2020.

Is teacher involvement required?
No. Students can enter on their own and work independently.  all for One will offer a one half-day Writers’ Workshop to provide young playwrights, parents and educators valuable playwriting resources.

What does it cost?
A fee is charged for the one-day writer workshop. 
$20 for grades K-5; Workshop hours 9 am – 12 pm
$40 for grades 6-9; Workshop hours 9 am – 3 pm, lunch included – please advise on any food allergies

Discounts for multiple children
second child 50% off
third child 75% off
fourth or more free

Workshop attendance is not required to participate in the Festival, but it is highly recommended as the student will be equipped with tools to write a better play.

What will winning playwrights receive?
Winning playwrights will each receive media coverage; $25-$50 gift cards to Barnes and Noble for new books; and their plays will be published in book form. The top two plays (one in each age division) will be produced and staged by local professionals at the Young Playwrights Gala, May 2021, and the playwrights will receive full scholarships to 2021-2022 Young Playwright Writer’s Workshop.

What can playwrights expect?
October 2020 – YPF Writer Workshop
November 20, 2020 – First submission deadline (not required)
December 4-7, 2020 – Receive feedback for revisions
December 21, 2020 – Final submission deadline
February 2021 – Winning plays announced
March 9, 2021 – Auditions to cast winning plays
March – May 2021 – Rehearsals of winning plays
May 7 & 8, 2021 – Young Playwrights Festival Gala Performances of winning and runner-up plays

How does a playwright register for the Workshop?

Contact all for One productions at with any questions. Be sure to take advantage of the October writer’s workshop and resources. 

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