The VSA Playwright Discovery Program is provided under a contract with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Playwright Discovery gives students the skills to create original scripts, to tell stories that address the disability experience via the theatre or other media arts. There is a secondary focus on writing, literacy and communication skills. VSA Playwright Discovery programs are conducted at the local, regional and national level and provide students with a rich curriculum exploring the disability experience by focusing on playwriting, writing for film/video, or writing for audio storytelling. Playwright Discovery programs encourage exploration of disability in both literal and non literal modes. Scripts may be abstract, metaphorical, non-linear, etc..

These programs serve all students with and without disabilities in Middle School and High School. Scripts created by students participating in VSA Playwright Discovery programs are submitted to the VSA Playwright Discovery competition, which culminates in a workshop and staged reading of select scripts that takes place in Washington, D.C every fall.

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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