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MINI PLAYS

The highly successful and long-running MiniPlays competition invites students in 4th-6th grades to write and submit a short play based on a selected theme. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive public recognition and a staged reading of their winning play with professional actors at the MiniPlays Showcase and premiere party on Monday, April 15. Grand Prize winners in each category will also receive a $50 cash prize!

Constellation Stage and Screen selects the best plays based on how well the playwright crafts an original story, characters, and setting based upon the provided theme.

Click the button below to download the MiniPlays unit plan where you’ll find submission requirements and instructions along with this year’s theme, Embracing Change! Note: Submissions for this year’s MiniPlay competition are now closed.

Announcing our 23-24 MiniPlay Winners

Winners:

Maya Stoffman, “Letting Go”
Grade: 6th
School: University Elementary
Teacher: Erin Cerwinske

Sehrish Hossain, “New Beginnings”
Grade: 6th
School: University Elementary
Teacher: Elizabeth Piekarsky

Nelda Nyarko, “Lost in Thought”
Grade: 6th
School: University Elementary
Teacher: Erin Cerwinske

Finalists:

Kinsie Matthews, “Geese Migration”
Grade: 4th
School: Fairview Elementary
Teacher: Victoria Harden

Logan Emborsky, “The Battle for Novax”
Grade: 6th
School: University Elementary
Teacher: Erin Cerwinske

Sophia Linville, “Me, You, and the Move”
Grade: 6th
School: Homeschool/TheatreWorks Co-op
Teacher/Advisor: Sara Spillman

Honorable Mentions:

Lillian Demeulenaere & Quorra Milner, “Springfield Elementary”
Grade: 6th
School: University Elementary
Teacher: Elizabeth Piekarsky

Harriet Walz, “A New Friend”
Grade: 4th
School: Seven Oaks Classical School
Teacher: Karissa McCarthy

Fiona Pheifer, “At the Moon”
Grade: 4th
School: University Elementary
Teacher: Kelsey Gootee

Miriam Spillman, “Wishes in Norville”
Grade: 5th
School: Homeschool/TheatreWorks Co-Op
Teacher/Advisor: Sara Spillman

PROJECT CONSTELLATION

Constellation invites Indiana high school students, grades 9-12, to compete in a state-wide screenwriting competition! Submit your original short film script for the chance to have a professional film company come to your town bring your vision to life. Constellation will partner with your school and your community to maximize the impact of this exciting opportunity. The final film will be premiered at Constellation’s Student Film Festival and subsequently released for online streaming.

Click the button below to download the Project Constellation unit plan where you’ll find submission requirements and instructions along with this year’s theme, Embracing Change! Questions? Email: 

Teachers, let us know your class is participating by registering your class at the button below.

Submissions are due by January 31, 2024. Please submit your completed screenplay below:

Project Constellation 22/23 Season Winner:

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