FutureStage Invites Area High School Students to Pen Billy Elliot-Inspired Plays

News   FutureStage Invites Area High School Students to Pen Billy Elliot-Inspired Plays Producers of Billy Elliot and composer Elton John have aligned with Fidelity FutureStage for the Fidelity FutureStage Playwriting Contest.

Select New York City and New Jersey high school students in grades 9-12 are invited to pen a ten-minute one-act play based on the themes from the Broadway musical.

The winner of the contest will work directly with the Billy Elliot creative team to develop and produce the play, which will be performed live as part of the Fidelity FutureStage gala at the Imperial Theatre on June 15.

The Fidelity FutureStage Playwriting Contest is open to full-time students (grades 9-12) attending school in the following New York and New Jersey counties: Bronx, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester; Bergen, Essex and Hudson. The deadline for submission is 11:50 PM on April 30.

A panel of Broadway professionals, including Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, will evaluate the submissions in the categories of originality/creativity; character development; structure of plot and dialogue; and appropriateness of the play to themes of Billy Elliot. The winner will be revealed in late May.

For further information and regulations, visit FutureStage.