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Jackie Ziegler 

in A Mourning Hollow (2015)

High School Playwriting Contest 

Applications are now being accepted for Tesseract Theatre's annual Ten-minute High School Playwriting Contest


The deadline is April 28, 2017

Eligibility for this annual playwriting contest is limited to students in 9th - 12th grade. 

Prizes: First Prize – $200, Second Prize – $125, Third Prize – $50


Any student currently enrolled in 9th - 12th grade during the 2016-2017 academic year my apply.

Applicants may submit only one play.


Maximum of ten-pages from start of play to finish.

(this does not include title page, character descriptions, author bio, etc.)

All applicants must apply online through the form below. 

Our Literary Manager will email receipt of submission. 

Winners will be notified and results posted on this webpage by May 15th, 2017.

Email us at with any questions!

First Place:


Second Place:


Third Place:


Winners Announced!

First Place: No VIP
by Julia Schuck, 12th Grade, Principia Upper School, St. Louis, MO

Second Place: Emmaline/Marcus
by Ashur Gharavi, 12th Grade, Arroyo Grande High School, Arroyo Grande, CA

Third Place: Together or Not at All
by Grace Stringer, 12th Grade, Principia Upper School, St. Louis, MO

Honorable Mention: Poor Lies 
by Zoe Wade, 12th Grade, Principia Upper School, St. Louis, MO

Honorable Mention: Stevie, Eternal 
by Sophie Hurwitz, 12th Grade, John Burroughs School, St. Louis, MO

A huge thank you to each and every student who submitted!

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