New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival

Play Archive

The New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest, founded in 1983, is the third oldest Young Playwrights Program in the country. The following is a list of winners from previous years. We are working on going all the way back to 1983, so stop by often.

High School Winners

High School Plays

Year Play Author School Location
2015 Pretty Girl Laura Diorio Middletown HS South Middletown
2015 Listen Jack Kimber Chatham HS Chatham
2015 Worn Thin Gabrielle Poisson Newark Academy Livingston
2015 Thanksgiving Surprise Betsey Zaubler Newark Academy Livingston
2014 Hurricane Season Alexa Derman Westfield HS Westfield
2014 Mechanical Advancement Emily Donegan Bergen County Academies Hackensack
2014 Ink Never Dulls Talia Green Bergen County Academies Hackensack
2014 Enter Banquo’s Ghost Miranda Hoyt-Disick Riverdale Country School
2013 You Definitely Got All That from your Mother Emma Iacometta Bergen County Academies Hackensack
2013 Mirror Kelsey Garrett Middletown HS South Middletown
2013 Blues Berries Philip Peker Livingston HS Livingston
2013 Good News! Philip Anastassiou Bergen County Academies Hackensack
2012 Monster Samuel Gelman The Pingry School Basking Ridge
2012 The Mystery Madame of 110th and Broadway Emma Hathaway Bergen County Academies Hackensack
2012 Must-Read Isabelle Ingato Toms River HS East Toms River
2012 Disneyland Alina Sodano Bergen County Academies  Hackensack
Junior School Winners
Junior School Winners

Year Play Author School Location
2015 The Angel Side Evelyn Doskoch Columbia Middle School Berkeley Heights
2015 Love Bites Catherine Mesce Union Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains
2015 Doppelganger Paige Warnock Union Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains
2014 My Wife, My Family, Not My Wallet Christopher Frick Dwight D. Eisenhower MS Wyckoff
2014 Accounting for Change Elizabeth Hendy Union Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains
2014 An Underdog Story Morgan McCauley Dwight D. Eisenhower MS Wyckoff
2013 We’re Sisters Christine Vapsva Union Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains
2013 Untitled Emma Ohlig Union Academy for Performing Arts Scotch Plains
2013 An Obstacle Worth Facing Lindsay Gerrato Columbia MS Berkeley Heights
2012 It Always Would Emma Q Baxter Randolph MS Randolph
2012 Fame in the Family Madeleine Granovetter Glen Ridge HS Glen Ridge
2012 Only Strangers Nicole Zanchelli Mount St. Mary Academy Watchung
Elementary School Winners

Elementary School Winners

Year Play Author School Location
2015 Sibling Rivalry Artha Abeysinghe Torey J. Sabatini ES Madison
2015 Stiches- Dun, Dun, Dun Josephine Walker Torey J. Sabatini ES Madison
2015 Storm in a Cup Francesca Wan St. Vincent Martyr School Madison
2014 So Let’s Get Cooking Lily Bauer Chatham MS Chatham
2014 Zoe Verrazano’s Big Adventure Katie Dore Central Ave. ES Madison
2014 A Good Story, A Beautiful Life Ashley Jiang Indian Hill School Holmdel
2014 I Beat the Bully Amanda Kefalas Carl H. Kumpf MS Clark
2013 A Tale of Two Kitties Matthew Sidorovich Lafayette ES Chatham
2013 Bully Days Zachary Vincent St. Vincent Martyr School Madison
2013 It All Happened in 24 Hours Anna Gregory Lafayette ES Chatham
2012 Rosedale Elizabeth Kilgore St. Vincent Martyr School Madison
2012 The Time Travelers Jason Li Cranbury School Cranbury
2012 From Greek to Chic Mollie Sullivan Torey J. Sabatini ES Madison

 

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