Playwrights Under Progress (PUP) Fest 2019


PUP Fest

PUP Fest is a unique project co-produced by Kitchen Dog Theater, Junior Players, and Dallas ISD- Playwriting Arts Collective (D-PAC). As part of our New Work’s Festival, PUP Fest features an afternoon of 6 world premiere staged readings written and performed by some of the Metroplex’s finest high school talent and developed through playwriting workshops.

Six scripts will be selected for PUP Fest 2019 - a festival of staged readings on June 8 at 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at Booker T. Washington HSPVA.

We want to read yours

SCRIPT DEADLINE: April 19, 2019 by 5pm

  • Scripts must be written by students currently in grades 9-12 (no more than 2 playwrights per submission.

  • Scripts must be short (between 10-15 minutes with a minimum of 10 pages ) - Longer scripts will NOT be accepted

  • Scripts must be type-written - 12 font, Times New Roman or Arial font.

  • Must have between one and five actors (character doubling acceptable).

  • Must have Cover Page with the following information: Title of Play, Author (s) Full Name, Address, Contact Telephone Number, Current High School Attending and Current Grade Level

  • Eligible playwrights MUST be available for rehearsal and performance.

  • Download an official cover sheet at

  • Pup Fest Schedule:

    • June 3-8, 2019: Monday- Thursday, 1-4pm; Friday 12-5pm; Saturday 12-6pm

Click to be redirected to the submission page on the Junior Players Website:


Submit Your Script!


Saturday April 13th, 12-3pm, at the Dallas Heritage Village:

a FREE, immersive, high school Play-writing workshop with Kitchen Dog company member Vicki Caroline Cheatwood