There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Welcome to the KCACTF Submittable page for Region 3.

Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members and guest artists from participating schools, may submit their work for award and other consideration here for these programs:

  • National Playwriting Program, including: Ten Minute, One-Act and Full-Length Plays
  • Next Steps Auditions Program

Click on the program(s) of interest  to you in the menu below. Complete the application form and upload your submission(s).

The National Playwriting Program’s Mission Statement

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Program is dedicated to supporting student playwrights in the development of their original work for the stage, with dramaturgical and performance opportunities that emphasize respect of the written word and for the playwright’s contribution to the theatrical process.

The Playwright’s Bill of Rights: We cannot cut or change lines, alter the structure of the play, or essential stage directions without permission. Playwrights, agents and theatrical publishing companies are approachable and willing to work with us to obtain that permission. We should start that negotiation well before rehearsals begin.