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Young Playwrights in Process

Be inspired by writing! Young Playwrights in Process (YPIP) is an online playwriting competition for Indiana students in grades 6-12. The competition was created by IRT in 2005 through the Margot L. and Robert S. Eccles Trust. YPIP encourages middle and high school students across Indiana to write, creating plays that reflect and challenge their world. 

YPIP events will be done entirely online! All submissions, workshops, and events will take place virtually so we can continue to connect students across the state. 

Young playwrights – if you have a story to tell, we want to read it! Submit your play to YPIP and have the chance to receive $1000!

Educators – you can include our lessons as a part of your curriculum!

Young Playwrights in Process (YPiP) Script Workshops
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Dates: August 23rd, 2023 4:30-6:00pm at IRT | August 26th, 2023 10:00-11:30am on Zoom

  • Available to all students 6th-12th grade and chaperones
  • Get tips and do writing exercises to help prepare for the YPiP contest
  • Free workshop but must register in advance. 
  • To register, contact our Education Coordinator Anna Barnett at or 317-916-4841

Deadline for first submissions is September 25th, 2023