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The Yale Drama Series 2021

Submissions open:
1 June 2020

Submissions close:
15 August 2020

Who may enter
The Yale Drama Series is an annual competition for emerging playwrights. Worldwide submissions are accepted.

The competition is organised by the David Charles Horn Foundation.

Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English.

Translations, musicals, adaptations and children’s plays are not accepted. Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible.

Playwrights may submit only one manuscript.

Paula Vogel is the judge for the 2021 competition.

Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.

The winner will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center’s Claire Tow Theater.

How to enroll
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