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Mindy Early, Director for Education and Program Services, shares her reflection and revision tips following the How I Learned to Write Festival….As I mentioned in my last post, I had the absolute pleasure and honor of directing... More
donnell on 06/27/2014 - 9:51am
Last weekend I went on a mini road trip to meet with my mentor, Marcus Gardley, and see two of his plays. My dad and I drove to Brooklyn on Friday and I had dinner with Marcus. We talked about my play and playwriting in general. He gave... More
donnell on 05/27/2014 - 4:19pm
Thanks to everyone who made the 2014 Young Voices Monologue Festival a success!  More
donnell on 04/11/2014 - 3:29pm
Young Playwrights’ Resident Teaching Artist Kate McGrath wears many hats: she is an educator, playwright, and dramaturg, whose work for—what’s that, you say?—what is a dramaturg? Good question. As part of the Young Voices process... More
donnell on 03/20/2014 - 9:39am
This past weekend, I had the privilege of visiting my mentor, Quiara Hudes, and seeing her magnificent play at 2nd Stage Theater, The Happiest Song Plays Last. The weather was perfect for walking around New York City. We started with a... More
donnell on 03/11/2014 - 10:49am
Saturday, March 1st was the culminating performance for our collaboration with Theatre Horizon serving young adults in the autism spectrum.  The classes helped students develop social skills, verbal expression, empathy for others... More
donnell on 03/04/2014 - 1:46pm
This is a writing workshop for adults with autism. Actors with Theatre Horizon and teachers with Philadelphia Young Playwrights are working together with seven students to write short, one-act plays.Click HERE to read the full ... More
donnell on 02/28/2014 - 11:09am
ClivedenWorking with PYP at Cliveden has been an incredible experience for me. I now feel that I have a deeper, more personal connection with history, especially the 1700s through late 1800s, which I knew very little about prior to... More
donnell on 02/27/2014 - 12:51pm
A terrific philly.com article on Young Playwright’s current very dynamic work at Edison High School in collaboration with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre!  The project - which is free to the school - brings professional actors... More
donnell on 02/19/2014 - 10:38am
Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, we held our Saturday Morning Reading Series, which included two plays written by a 6th grader from St. Francis De Sales and an 8th grader from Smith Elementary. The plays, A... More
donnell on 01/27/2014 - 2:27pm