Playwright and screenwriter Liza Birkenmeier, a 2008 alumna (center), works with seniors Zachary Stern and Melia Van Hecke as part of the 2022 A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Festival. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

2023 A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition-Call for Submissions

The Deadline for submitting a play to the A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition is February 5, 2023. Start writing today!

Attention All Writers!
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2023 A.E. Hotchner Playwriting Competition.

All selected plays will be workshopped over a two-week period with a professional guest dramaturg,  WashU actors and a PAD faculty director in Fall 2023.

The workshop process culminates in public readings of each play during two days of presentations in Fall 2023. 

All plays selected receive a cash award.  Full lengths, $100; short plays, $25.

All currently enrolled Washington University undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. 

Submission Deadline:  Sunday, February 5, 2023

click here for details and to submit