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JAN 12-14, 2023



Visit the CONFERENCE PREP page for more information about the conference.

Visit the SCHOLARSHIP page to register students participating in the scholarships.

Keynote Speaker


Claybourne Elder is a Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel nominee currently playing John Adams on HBO’s The Gilded Age. He is also known for his performances on Broadway as Andy in the Tony Award winning revival of Company, Bonnie and Clyde, Sunday in the Park with George, Torch Song, and Sondheim on Sondheim at the Hollywood Bowl. His TV/Film credits include The Carrie Diaries, FBI, Bad Cupid, and the video game Grand Theft Auto V. He also appeared in One Arm at New Group, Do I Hear A Waltz at City Center, Allegro at Classic Stage and Venice at the Public Theatre. He began his NY acting career originating the role of Hollis Bessemer in Sondheim’s last new musical Road Show at the Public Theater and originated the roles of Buck in Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Lindbergh in Take Flight, and Benny in Benny and Joon. His regional credits include two productions as George in Sunday in the Park..., Georgio in Passion, Tony in West Side Story, Joe in Angels in America, Curly in Oklahoma, and Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods. His solo cabaret show has played across the country and in London. Recently he launched an initiative called City of Strangers to provide free tickets to Broadway shows for artists who might not have the means. They have given away over 1,400 tickets and have gained unexpected attention nationally being featured on CBS This Morning and This American Life.

2022 - 2023 DEADLINES

October 7 – Scholarship Registration
October 18 – Scholarship Submissions
December 1 – Registration

UPDATED - December 15 – Playwriting Submissions
December 15 – Late Registration


Visit the following pages to get more information.

This page has general information about the organization as well as contact information for the board of directors.

This page has information about the conference, including schedules and how to access the conference guidebook.

Information about how and when to register.

This page has the information for both students and teachers about how to audition or present for colleges and universities prior to the conference.

This page has all of the details of how to submit an original play to the playwriting festival.

This page has a list of all of the colleges, universities, and exhibitors who will be participating in the conference.

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