Pendragon seeks young playwrights

SARANAC LAKE – Pendragon Theatre is looking for submissions for its first annual Young Playwrights’ Festival, which will take place at the theatre on April 5- 6, 2014.

Young playwrights across the Adirondack Park are being asked to submit original one-act plays and musicals to be adjudicated by the Pendragon team for a chance to be presented on a professional stage.

The winning playwrights will work with a creative team composed of a director, dramaturg, designers and actors to develop and stage the script.

Students should expect a vibrant discussion of the work, a full rehearsal with the artistic team, and opportunities to re-write their plays.

The Festival culminates in a full performance of the winning plays and a script-in-hand public reading of the runners-up. Pendragon artists will work with interested students and/or classes to present playwrighting workshops. In order to be eligible, plays must be between 10 and 30 pages long, and can be on the subject of a person’s choosing. Co-writing with other students is allowed.

There are no fees to submit, and up to three plays per playwright/playwrighting team may be submitted. Pendragon will contact Festival Competition winners in mid-February.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to Feb. 1, 2014.

For more information, or to download the submission form, visit, call us at 518-891-1854 or email to

Pendragon Theatre is located at 15 Brandy Brook Ave, Saranac Lake, NY, 12983.