"As a result of my collaboration with the Alley Theatre, I have witnessed a student transformation. Kids that think they have nothing to say and are incapable of writing become playwrights that have a voice and an outlet for their creativity." — Brandy Barfield-Rood, Humble High School, Theatre Director
Are you an aspiring playwright between 13 and 19 years old and live in or near Houston? Then you can be part of HYPE — Houston Young Playwrights Exchange.
HYPE playwrights spend six weeks developing their scripts in an intensive workshop with Alley Education staff and guest artists. The workshop culminates with a weekend of staged readings on the Alley’s Neuhaus Stage. Selected playwrights will receive a $500 stipend for participating in the workshop!
Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes when read aloud, and require no more than 5 actors (parts can be doubled). Include a cover page with the title of the play and your name, address, e-mail and date of birth.
Also include a header or footer with the title and page numbers. Character, dialogue, and stage directions must be clearly distinguished.