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The Drama Department Annual Playwriting Competition

Marilyn Sandra Swartz

The Marilyn Swartz Seven ’69 Playwriting award is a fund established to support this annual competition. The friends and classmates of the late Ms. Seven have established it for all Vassar College junior and senior students

The author of the winning play receives a $1,000 award, certificate. The Drama Department will host a staged reading directed by a guest director along with a small reception for special guests. Entry forms and play submissions are accepted late Fall and the winner is announced in early Spring each academic year.

Attached are the entry form and guidelines (PDF, 81K) and the poster (PDF, 86k).


  • Deadline for script submissions February 2, 2013
  • Announcement of winner March 1, 2013
  • Staged reading and reception April 21, 2013 

For more information contact drama@vassar.edu