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Young Writers’ Festival Offers Creative Opportunity for Students 13-18

Nashville Repertory Theatre and The Theater Bug are teaming up to develop young playwrights.

Nashville Repertory Theatre and the Theater Bug invite students aged 13-18 to submit an original play to the 2021 Young Writers’ Festival. Details on how to apply are available at

The festival is open to all Middle Tennessee high school students aged 13-18. Students must submit their short plays by 11:59 p.m. central time on November 9.

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Six plays will be selected to be developed under the mentorship of Theater Bug Artistic Director Cori Anne Laemmel and Nashville Repertory Theatre Playwright-in-Residence Nate Eppler. The selected plays will then be performed with professional actors in our online festival January 8 and 9, 2021. This virtual event will feature readings of the selected plays and will be live-streamed and free to the public.

"The Theater Bug is passionate about original plays and amplifying young voices,” said The Theater Bug’s Artistic Director Cori Anne Laemmel. “As long time admirers and fans of The Ingram New Works festival, we can't imagine a better partnership for young writers!"

Young Writers’ Festival will premiere the weekend of January 8th and 9th and will remain on Nashville Repertory Theatre’s social media pages for a limited time. For more information and play submission instructions, please visit Submission deadline is November 9 2020.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.