Kent State Trumbull Theatre Announces Young Playwrights Festival and New Theatre Scholarship

Kent State University at Trumbull's Theatre Program hopes young local talent will become the next generation of great playwrights, actors, and theatrical technicians. 

Young Playwrights Festival

High school juniors and seniors in Trumbull County, or any neighboring county, are invited to compete in Kent Trumbull Theatre's inaugural Young Playwrights Festival next spring. Participating students will submit a 15-20 minute script that will be judged by theatre 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, 2022. For competition rules, as well as more information, visit

Theatre Scholarships

Students who want to continue studying theatre and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Studies at Kent State Trumbull can compete for theatre scholarships. High school juniors and seniors from Trumbull County, or any neighboring county may submit their application for consideration in any one of three pathways. For the acting pathway, students will submit an audition video of two contrasting monologues. For the playwriting pathway, students will submit a 15-20 minute script (scripts submitted for the Young Playwrights Festival can be counted for this requirement). For the technical theatre pathway, students will present a technical portfolio detailing their work in the theatre. 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 Theatre Director, said. "These scholarships and the Young Playwrights Festival are great ways to encourage students to follow their dreams." 

For more information, as well as submission requirements, please see the theatre website at

POSTED: Monday, November 29, 2021 - 11:41am
UPDATED: Monday, November 29, 2021 - 11:41am