The Young Playwriting Company
This is a hands-on program focused on the creative process of playwriting. Under the mentorship of an established playwright and dramaturg, students work on short plays which are presented in a series of staged readings at the end of the program year. Students also attend masterclasses hosted by professional playwrights, dramaturgs, and directors with a diverse background of experience and writing styles. While this program is designed for participants aged 16 – 21, applicants to the Young Playwriting Company who are older than 21 years of age will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Auditions for 2021/22 Season have closed.
Want to start thinking about your application for next season? We’ll require two samples of your creative writing, preferably from a play you’ve written. These samples will be evaluated by our panel on the basis of promise and potential.
Classes meet Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 9:00pm from September to May. There are no classes on statutory holidays or over the winter break (mid-December to the beginning of January).
Includes regular coursework with resident and guest playwrights, dramaturges, and directors. Alternating regular coursework with “writing weeks” when students will work independently on their plays. Dates are subject to change.
Staged Readings with professional actors are held at the end of May in The Rice Theatre.