Play On!: Student Playwriting Competition and Festival

Text on a black background that reads Student Playwriting Festival.Watch your words come to life on Oakton's stage, and win up to $200!

Play On 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 Fall 2024 festival at Oakton's Performing Arts Center - and each winning playwright can receive up to $200.

Script Submissions

Script submission for the 2024 festival is May 15, 2024.

About the Script

  • One act play or one storytelling monologue.
  • Original work, never previously produced.
  • Any genre or style.
  • No more than ten pages.
  • Word document
  • Twelve-point font.

About Submission

One submission per student.

Include a cover page with the following information: your full name, phone number, mailing address, email address, and name of your college.