Limited to students in the 6th - 12th grades
1/16/2024 - 2/6/2024
This is a free workshop that takes place online and meets four times. At the end of the workshop, students will have written a ten minute play. These plays will have a free staged reading put together by our teen theatre company: YETi.
We can only select 5 students to participate in the workshop.
Hosted by The American Association of Theatre Education (AATE), Young Playwrights for Change is a national playwriting competition for students in 6th- 8th grades. Students write and submit a ten-minute play based on a theme. Each hosting organization will select and submit one script for this national competition.
Childsplay Academy is proud to be one of the hosting organizations, and we look forward to submitting a play that represents our community and the voices of young people. We are intentionally selecting students as adjudicators, and this group of peers will select Childsplay's entry for the competition.
To help students develop and write a ten-minute play, we're offering playwriting workshops with playwright and artistic director Dwayne Hartford. The four workshop sessions meet online from 4:30- 6:00pm beginning January 23rd and conclude February 11th. However, participation in the workshop is not required to submit a script.
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