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Student Playwriting Competition and Festival

July 29 - 31, 2014

Now celebrating its sixth year, PlayOn gives community college playwrights a change to shine! Students from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin submit one-act plays and six winning scripts are staged at Oakton's Studio One theater. PlayOn proceeds benefit performing arts students at Oakton. Festival tickets are $10 ($5 for students and seniors); tickets are on sale now! Call 847.635.1900.


Thanks to all those who auditioned for the 2014 Festival. Auditions for the 2015 Festival will take place next June - check back for updates.

Questions? Call 847.635.1976 or e-mail

Script Submissions

Thanks to all the playwrights who submitted scripts this for the 2014 Festival! Script submission for the 2015 festival will begin next year - check back for updates.

Watch your play come to life on Oakton’s Stage . . . and win $200!
PlayOn gives community college playwrights a chance to shine. This unique playwriting festival and competition is open to all community college students in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin!

Winning scripts will be performed during the July festival at Oakton’s Performing Arts Center – and each winning playwright will receive $200.

About your script

  • One act.
  • Original work never previously produced.
  • Any genre or style.
  • No more than 10 pages.
  • Twelve-point font.

About submission

  • One submission per student.
  • E-mail your Word document to
  • Include your full name, phone number, mailing address, e-mail address, and name of college.

For more information, e-mail


Student Profile

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Gundsambuu Bayarsaikhan works on his degree while acclimating himself to Chicago’s “tepid” winters.