The NJ Thespians category is for students grades 9-12 who are active members of a school-based Thespian troupe in the state of New Jersey only. Note that the grade range for this program differs slightly from the regular NJ Young Playwrights Contest and that the deadline for submission to the NJ Thespians category is DECEMBER 1, 2018.

(Students in NJ Thespian troupes can still submit scripts to the NJ Young Playwrights Contest until January 15, 2019; however, those received after December 1st CAN NOT be considered for the NJ Thespian Festival).

The NJ Thespians category has two divisions:
Grades 9-10
Grades 11-12

Scripts submitted to the NJ Thespians category will be automatically entered into the NJ Young Playwrights Contest in the appropriate category based on the grade level you indicate in this form.

Additionally, NJ Thespians scripts received by December 1st will be considered for a workshop presentation at the NJ Thespians Festival in January ONLY IF the playwright’s troupe will attend NJThesFest 2019. Please contact your troupe leader for details about your troupe’s attendance.