Page to Stage

All questions should be directed to

Tabatha Babcock at [email protected]


Script submissions are due by Nov. 1st!


What is Page to Stage?

It is an opportunity for young playwrights to submit and work on an original piece with a Master Playwright. A panel of theatregoers, professionals, teachers, and playwrights will evaluate all submissions. Applicants will receive a copy of those evaluations but only one playwright will be selected to workshop their play and perform a staged reading at the conference. *The winning submission will receive a $50.00 Honorarium Scholarship. Actors will have an opportunity to audition for the staged reading and technicians can apply to be stage manager.



  •  DEVELOPMENT.   The opportunity to work one-on-one with a Master Playwright who will help you revise and  

 polish your script.

  •  WORKSHOP.   Rehearsal time with the Master Playwright, director and a cast of student actors, to realize your creative vision.
  •  PERFORMANCE.   A staged reading of your play for an audience of hundreds of your fellow students.
  •  SELECTION. ONE student script will be chosen to receive professional coaching and staged reading at the  

 Missouri State Thespian Festival.

  • You will need to review the following document links
    • Page to Stage/Musical Works Leadership Informational Presentation
    • Playwright guidelines/formatting & sample script
    • Playwriting Rubric
    • Playwright Application



We will need actors who are excited about ‘creating’ a role in a brand-new play and performing it (script in hand) with only a few hours of rehearsal!  If chosen, actors must attend the Friday workshop session designated for their particular script and the corresponding time for performance on Saturday.  The performance is a staged reading and will be done with script in hand—no memorization required—but it helps if you feel confident about thinking on your feet and being a part of the creative process!  Many times, an actor’s choices in workshops help the playwright discover who the character really is and what they need to write next.


AUDITIONS—Actors will submit a video audition of 2 contrasting monologues as well as a headshot and theatrical resume. Video auditions should be no longer than 3 minutes in length. Audition videos should include an introduction with your name, your school name and troupe number, and the names of the pieces you will be performing. Students will submit their audition video, their resume and their headshot via email to [email protected].  *Please label the email subject with your last name and “play audition”. Video auditions should be submitted no later than December 17th. Selected playwright will view your audition and will notify you of casting before conference. You will also be informed what workshop session your playwright will be rehearsing and when on Saturday your play will be performed.



STAGE MANAGERS—We need a student stage manager for the play who will assist the playwright during rehearsal, introduce the play and the author, read descriptions and stage directions, and supervise set-up and strike any chairs, tables or props used.  Stage Manager candidates should fill out the Stage Manager Application form (see the attached link) and submit it along with a theatrical resume via email to [email protected] by November 1st.  Please label the email subject line with “SM” and your first and last name (Example: “SM Tabatha Babcock”). Also, please label each document with your name and type of document (Example: “Babcock Application” or “Babcock Resume”). You will be contacted regardless of your acceptance.  If you are not selected, we encourage you to audition for an acting role.

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