Students in grades 7 through 12 are encouraged to participate for the opportunity to earn the title of Youtheatre’s Young Playwright of 2017! The Young Playwrights Group’s seventh season begins with a group reading/review of the students’ draft scripts on Saturday, January 21 at The Arts Partnership. New students are required to attend the Basics of Scriptwriting Workshop on January 7th to learn more about the process before submitting a script.
Following this initial session, students will work with Youtheatre instructors Sara Hingson throughout the months of February and March to refine their scripts. Following adjudication of all scripts, one script will be chosen to be produced for a public world premiere in April 2017.
Fee: $40 payment/$35 for each additional family. Register by January 11, 2017.
Saturday, January 21 – 9 a.m. to noon OR 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. First meeting of Young Playwrights’ Group to read and disc
Saturday, January 21 – 9 a.m. to noon OR 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. First meeting of Young Playwrights’ Group to read and discuss the first drafts of submitted scripts. Scripts will only be shared with the group if submitted by January 19.
Saturday, February 4 – 9 a.m. to noon OR 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Second Meeting of Young Playwrights’ Group to read and discuss the second draft of submitted scripts. *You are more than welcome to attend both sessions, but your script will only be reviewed at one of the day’s sessions, if submitted by February 1.* – The Arts Partnership
Saturday, February 18 – Individual reviews – The Arts Partnership
Saturday, March 18 – Final scripts due
Monday, March 27 – Scripts returned from adjudicators by end of day
Friday, March 31– Final read-through and announcement of winning script
April 5-26- Rehearsals, Set build and paint.
Thursday, April 27 – Performance
Previous Young Playwrights are:
2011 – Lena Kennedy, The Magic Pencil
2012 – David Spears, Atoll’s Secrets
2013 – Micarah Tewers, Human Story
2014 – Annie Patterson, Henry
2015 – Katie Harp, Catfished
2016 – Katie Homburg, Masks
Questions? Need More Info?
Contact Craig VanRenterghem at 419.422.3412 ext. 3 or