Chance for Kids to Shine at Local Playwriting Contest

One of last year’s winning plays from the Twin Beach Players’ Kids Playwriting Festival.

Kids, we know you’ve got the time. Why not give playwriting a shot?  

Try your hand at writing a play for Twin Beach Players in North Beach and you may see your play performed live — or online. 

The 15th annual Twin Beach Players Kid’s Playwriting Festival gives kids of all ages a chance to enter an original play which could be selected to be performed by the community theatre group. 

Open to any school-age child in Maryland enrolled in public, private or home-schooled, the contest deadline has been extended to May 31. 

All play entries will be judged by a panel and prizes awarded on the basis of imagination and human values, as well as play writing skills (age and grade of the playwright will be taken into consideration). 

Six winners will each receive $100. All kids who submit a play will receive a certificate and coin. Winners will be announced by July 15. 

“If we need to have the play performed virtually this year, we absolutely will,” says Terry McKinstry, festival director for Twin Beach Players. 

To enter, go to