Call for Submissions

The mission of The Marcia L. Bogash Playwright Festival is to provide local artists with an engaging environment for the development and promotion of new theatrical works in memory of one of Carroll County’s most celebrated arts advocates. On alternating years, the festival will feature plays written by either high school students or members of the community at large.

High School Playwrights Needed

Submissions are wanted for the Carroll County Arts Council’s inaugural Marcia L. Bogash Playwright Festival! This year’s festival is for high school-aged playwrights. This festival will be curated by a selection committee. The selected plays will be performed as staged readings at the Carroll Arts Center. The selected playwrights will not only see their work come to life, but they’ll get the opportunity to workshop their play through a brief rehearsal process. If desired, the playwrights can also get direct feedback from the audience.

Submission Guidelines

– Applicants must be enrolled in a Carroll County High School or equivalent program
– Plays must be no longer than 15 minutes
– All subject matters welcome

Submission Deadline: April 1, 2023
Applicants will be notified by May 1
Rehearsals: May 22 and 24, 2023
Festival Performance: May 27, 2023

How To Submit:

Email Lindsay Sier at with the following:

  • PDF attachment of your play
  • Your name, school, and grade

Reach out to Lindsay with any questions!

About Marcia L. Bogash (1934 – 2017)

A founding member of the Carroll Players theater group, Marcia L. Bogash was an avid supporter of the arts in Carroll County. She was also an active Carroll County Master Gardeners member and worked with the Charlotte Quest Nature Center in Manchester. This festival is dedicated in her memory to honor her impact on the Carroll County arts community.