Philadelphia Young Playwrights

Long-term Communications Strategy & Media Relations for award-winning organization that taps the potential of youth & inspires learning through playwriting
Students at a Young Playwrights in-school mini-festival

Philadelphia Young Playwrights taps the potential of youth and inspires learning through playwriting.

In the Classroom
A hallmark of Philadelphia Young Playwrights is the Artistic Team — comprised of a classroom teacher and a theatre professional as a teaching artist. The Team works with student writers to inspire collaboration, perseverance, and transformation. Each student in the program writes at least a full scene, and most complete one-act plays.

In the Annual Playwriting Festival
Students from around the region are invited to submit their plays to the Annual Playwriting Festival. Young Playwrights’ Literary Committee reads each script and provides each and every student with individualized written feedback. First, second, and third place distinctions are awarded at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

In the Theater
Select winners of the Annual Playwriting Festival are invited to develop and share their plays with the public in Young Playwrights’ Play Development Series. Young Playwrights’ commitment to student voices is realized through these public presentations that include in-school mini festivals, staged readings, workshop presentations and acclaimed professional productions. A number of Philadelphia Young Playwrights’ Festival winners have gone on to win Young Playwrights, Inc.’s national competition and seen their plays professionally produced in New York.

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