Sharing Our Good News (04/02/21)


Freshman Nichole Estevez named Finalist for 2020-21 AT&T High School Playwriting Competition

STEM freshman Nichole Estevez was named one of 10 finalists for the AT&T High School Playwriting competition at the Denver Performing Arts Center (DCPA) for her play called The Body. Her script was among 129 submissions from all across Colorado, representing 31 area schools and was reviewed by a panel of artistic, literary and theatre education professionals.

In 2013, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ Education team launched a student playwriting program. Originally designed for high school students, DCPA Education offers free playwriting workshops to area high schools and invites students to submit one-act plays into an annual competition. The program has proven to be so popular, that it was expanded to middle school students last fall. Since its inception, the workshops and competition have impacted more than 25,000 students.

On Monday, April 5, DCPA Education will announce the three Middle School and three High School winners. All six winning plays will be included in the 2021 Playwriting Anthology. Additionally, the three winning High School playwrights will receive a $250 cash prize, the opportunity to develop their script with a professional director and dramaturg, and have a reading of their play streamed live from the Seawell Ballroom on Saturday, May 1 at 2pm. Finally, each of the playwright’s teachers will receive $250 toward the purchase of books or tools for their classrooms.

The DCPA’s High School Playwriting Competition is made possible by the generous support of title sponsor AT&T, The Robert and Judi Newman Family Foundation, and Transamerica.

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