2014 Annual Playwriting Festival Winners Announced!

Philadelphia Young Playwrights is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Annual Playwriting Festival!

Click HERE for a complete list winners!


Young Playwrights’ Summer Re-Vision Retreat student, university and professional artists have culminated their 2-weeks together with a special sharing that introduced our new “Radical Audience Dramaturgy (RAD)” program - aimed to enhance audience creative participation in the theater making process. We can’t develop this new piece without you!

Re-Vision participants visit Greensgrow Farms on July 22.

Young Playwrights gratefully recognizes our Board of Directors, Producers’ Circle and investing partners in Work/Shop/Shift: Wyncote Foundation, CHG Trust, Howell Lockhart Sieple Trust, City Paper.

Work/Shop/Shift is produced in partnership with The Kimmel Center and the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts at the University of the Arts.


Paula Vogel Mentors Project


The Paula Vogel Mentors Project pairs advanced young writers with working professional playwrights for yearlong mentorships. Over the next school year, each young writer will work on a new play of their own creation, collaborating with their mentor, seeing and talking about theatre, and meeting other excellent young writers.

Click HERE for more info about aplication process. 

Write On! A Celebration of Student Voices

Thanks to everyone that came out to support our annual Write On! event. Here’s a message from Honorary Co-Chair & PYP alum, Adam Goldberg (Creator of the ABC show, The Goldbergs)!  Special thanks to our event sponsors: Verizon, Independence Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, Sb1 Federal Credit Union, and Lincoln Financial Group. 

Young Voices Monologue Festival

Thanks to all who came to support our annual Young Voices collaboration with InterAct Theatre Company!

Visit our blog for amazing stories, photos, and testimonials! 

Transform, Voice, Write, and Listen to our new promo video!

Playwriting and the Art of Storytelling

Playwriting and the Art of Storytelling

 For Young Adults and Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Saturdays, 11:30-1pm

Ages: 17-30+

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can scale of $65-180

A partnership between Theatre Horizon and Philadelphia Young Playwrights, this class is for anyone who loves to tell a good story! The class will introduce participants to the fundamentals of storytelling, helping writers and actors develop the skills necessary to communicate their ideas effectively. Class focuses on story structuring, building suspense, conveying emotion, and using voice and body to add layers to the audience’s experience. Through improv games and writing exercises, participants learn to create strong characters, rich dialogue, and engaging story lines. Class culminates in a final showcase of participants’ work.

Fall Session : Nov. 15-Dec. 20

Spring Session : Mar. 7-Apr. 11

Summer Session: July 11-Aug 15

To enroll, please visit HERE or contact leigh@theatrehorizon.org.


New Voices: Workshop Productions at Temple University

Thanks to all who came to support our annual New Voices collaboration with Temple University Theatres!


Visit our blog for amazing stories, photos, and testimonials! 


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