The Rosa Parks Playwriting Award

The Rosa Parks Playwriting Award, presented in association with the Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development, celebrates one of the great Americans of the civil rights movement, and recognizes the outstanding student or faculty-written full-length or one-act play on the subject of social justice and/or civil rights.

* 1st Place Cash Award of $1,000 for a full-length play or $500 for a one-act play. 

* Professional Development Fellowship.  The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival will provide the award recipient with an all-expenses paid professional development opportunity. 

* Dramatists Guild Award.  The Dramatists Guild Award provides the playwright with Active membership in the Guild.

All student who attend a college that participates in KCACTF by entering a production or productions for response at the Associate or Participating level may submit their plays for consideration for this award.  Entries do not need to be produced by their schools for consideration in this award category.  The play must comply with the guidelines for scripts entered in the KCACTF Michael Kanin Playwriting Program.

Rules and Guidelines