NYCCT TYA Playwrighting Contest
Now Accepting Submissions

Home can have a different meaning to everyone. Sometimes home can be multiple places. Home can be where you are now or where you grew up. For some, home can just be a feeling.

This year, we’re asking our Middle School Playwriting Competitors to share their experience of home.

To participate, students in grades 6-8 will write an original, entertaining and enriching 10-minute play based on this year’s theme: What does home mean to you?

To Submit Your Play:
  • By Email

    Email Nicole Hogsett at

  • By Mail

    Mail Your Play to:

    New York City Children’s Theater
    Attn: Middle School Playwriting Competition
    340 East 46th Street, NY, NY 10017

Ready to Submit Your Play?

Past Winners

Congratulations to last year’s winners!

The Use of Technology by Shakima F.

The Cost of Technology by Paulina C.and Tahlly P. 

Battletron NX3 by Rowan M. by Bernard C.

Speaking by Iris S.   

Congratulations to 7th Grader, Nimoratul F., whose play I Am Not A Terrorist won the 2017 Regional Competition.

Congratulations to 8th Grader, Etai A., whose play No Plane, No Gain won the 2016 Regional Competition.

More About Our Competition