30th Annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works
Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged.
Suggested for ages 16+
New Voices for the Theater is the nationally acclaimed statewide high school playwriting competition for Virginia students in grades 9-12 that celebrates and cultivates young writing talent from across Virginia. This program provides a life-changing opportunity for high school writers to work with professional playwrights, actors, and other theatre artists.
Working closely with Richmond based professional playwright David Roby, eight high school student playwrights from across the Commonwealth will bring their original one-act plays to life on the stage at the 30th Annual New Voices for the Theater Festival of New Works, held July 12 & 13, 2019 at Grace Street Theater at Virginia Commonwealth University (934 W. Grace St). 136 plays were submitted to SPARC this year and eight resident winners and one honorable mention were chosen.
2019 Resident Playwrights:
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, VA
@York County School of the Arts, Williamsburg. VA
Landston High School, Virginia Beach, VA
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School, Chester, VA
Collegiate School, Richmond, VA
Gate City High School, Gate City, Virginia
Glen Allen High School, Glen Allen, VA
Eastern View High School, Culpeper, VA
Learn more about New Voices at: https://www.sparcrichmond.org/newvoices/