Summer Programs 2014


                           2014 SUMMER ADVANCED PLAYWRITING RETREAT

This summer, you can join Philadelphia Young Playwrights as we begin the creation of a new play for the Kimmel Center’s 2015 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, tentatively titled Work/Shop/Shift. In this two-week summer lab, you’ll hit the neighborhoods of Philadelphia to explore a range of creative spaces — from urban gardens to old-time industry, high-tech labs to hands-on artist studios. We’re exploring how people make things, why they make what they make, what’s cool about the new stuff and what’s funky and fun about the old stuff.

If you are interested in participating in the RE-VISON 2014 Advanced Summer Playwriting Retreat, download and complete the application at the bottom of this post. 


This summer, you can join Young Playwrights from July 7th to July 11th for a week of fun creativity. During this Lab, playwrights of all experience levels from beginner to advanced will come together from 12pm – 4pm to play theatre games and activities, write, and explore their artistic voices. You’ll leave each day with seeds for a new play or new and revised writing on an existing play!

Click HERE to learn more and access the application!

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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


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! 


2013 Annual Playwriting Festival Winners Announced!

Philadelphia Young Playwrights is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Annual Playwriting Festival!

Check out our winners page for more information!

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