At Philadelphia Young Playwrights and beyond
All Classes (unless otherwise noted) take place in our onsite classroom
The Independence Foundation Learning Lab
1219 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Join a community of like-minded writers in grades 8 - 12 interested in exploring playwriting and theater-making.
During weekly workshops, we'll take you through a step by step process to write and/or revise your own new play! Workshops will cover a variety of approaches and will be tailored to where each writer is at in their playwriting process. In between workshops, the instructors will be virtually available to writers who wish to receive feedback or additional support as they continue to write.
You'll have the opportunity to work on a play in the company of peers and fellow writers, with the resources of Young Playwrights at your fingertips!
Tuition: $250.00 (Reduced Tuition Available)
The Playwrights Community will meet Thursdays from 1p to 4p for a gathering and workshop, July 20th through August 17th (5 weeks/meetings total).
July 20th 1-4pm
July 27th 1-4pm
August 3rd 1-4pm
August 10th 1-4pm
August 17th 1-4pm
Application Deadline: June 15, 2017
Advanced Playwriting: Theatre and Technology is now open for enrollment!
Join our experimental community of writers in grades 7 - 12 interested in exploring the ways technology can intersect and influence playwriting and theatre-making.
During the weeklong program, participants will go on fieldtrips to write plays inspired by exhibited technology, learn and apply the methods of guest artists who are using technology in their own artistic practice, and experiment with technology on site at Young Playwrights to create an original piece of 21st century theatre.
Questions we’ll explore may include:
Tuition: $375.00 (Reduced Tuition Available)
This weeklong intensive will meet Monday - Friday from 10am - 4pm from July 10th to July 14th.
Lunch will be included each day.
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.
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