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Playwriting Competition

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.

About the Competition

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.


  • Deadline for script submissions extended to February 17, 2014
  • Announcement of winner March 24, 2014
  • Staged reading and reception April 20, 2014
  1. Entry forms are available in the lobby of the VCDF (Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film).  Three (3) hardcopy scripts must be delivered to the Department of Drama Office by the submission deadline date on FEBRUARY 3, 2014.  To: Candace Schuster. NOTE: Students who are JYA during deadline are permitted to submit electronically. 
  2. Contact drama@vassar.edu for more information and JYA electronic submissions.
  3. Competition documents: http://drama.vassar.edu/productions/competition.html