EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University seeks the work of young playwrights for an annual festival.

Michigan high school students are invited to submit a one-act play for the Wharton Center’s Young Playwrights Festival. A total of 12 finalists and semi-finalists will receive cash prizes, and the six finalists will have their plays performed during the festival in May 2020.

The finalists will work with a professional theater mentor to review and revise their play. Michigan State theater students will serve as actors for the plays.

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Organizers say the competition, now in its 24th year, offers mentoring and experience early in the development of aspiring playwrights.

Entries are due by Dec. 2.

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