We are thrilled to partner with the Arden Drama School Summer Camp to offer two Playwriting Camps this summer!
Check out the info here, and then visit the Arden's website for more information and to register today.
Monday, August 14, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, August 25, 2017 5:00 PM
at Arden Drama School
$640.00 - $665.00
For students entering grades 9-12, or just graduated.
TWO WEEK CAMP, August 14 - August 25, 10:00am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday Only) -
Theatre professionals will guide you through the process of creating an original play. Starting with hands-on theatre activities that will teach you playwriting fundamentals, you will write your original play on your own or with a partner. During week two, you will learn the fundamentals of directing and design as you work in teams to rehearse and present excerpts of your plays on the last day of camp for family and friends.
Monday, August 14, 2017 10:00 AM - Friday, August 18, 2017 5:00 PM
at Arden Drama School
For students entering grades 6-8.
ONE WEEK CAMP, August 14 - August 18, 10:00am-5:00pm - Learn how to write a play through theatre games and hands-on activities. You will get the opportunity to team-up with two other students to write an original, three-scene play about a topic that's important to you! Your work will be presented as a staged reading on the last day of camp for family and friends.
Have you ever wondered about the women who stood before you? The women who walked the same streets: 50, 75, 100, 200 years ago? What they saw everyday? What they had to endure? Where they had their biggest triumphs? Their biggest failures?
The history of women of color is all around us, for it is the history of America: it is in the ground we walk upon, the rooms we enter, in the old buildings we pass. But often our histories seem invisible, buried.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights has partnered with Germantown’s renowned Colored Girls Museum to explore these very questions. To unearth the hidden, historical narratives around the lives and experiences of women of color in Germantown.
Over the course of 12 weeks, we will use the art of playwriting to investigate how history and identity can be “hidden,” and how we can work to “discover” it through our words, our bodies, and our art.
Working with a team of professional teaching artists, a historian, and guests artists, we will be conducting interviews with local residents, and meeting and working with Historic Germantown staff to look for evidence of who and where black women were in the history of the sixteen historic homes in Germantown.
At the end of our 12 weeks, we will gather to share what we’ve learned, through a collage of monologues/character studies/notes toward potential “one girl shows”/installations based on the women we research.
To be considered to be a participant for this project, applicants must be:
Girls in Grades 8 - 11
An honorarium and travel stipend will be given to selected participants.
Saturdays, March 4
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Various Locations within Germantown
Applications are closed for this project. Stay tuned for updates here as the project moves forward throughout the spring!
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.
Saturdays, 11:30 - 1pm
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can scale of $65-180
Spring Session : Feb. 25 - Apr. 1, 2017
Summer Session: June 24 - July 29, 2017