The work presented in the annual festival of Plays by Young Writers springs from the imaginations of playwrights under age 19, the winners of the California Young Playwrights Contest. Scripts are evaluated in two age groups – winners age 14 and under receive readings, while the others work with Playwrights Project to stage full productions of their scripts. The older playwrights spend months on revision, guided first by writing professionals and later by questions from the artists mounting the plays.
This year’s festival adds a new twist—Plays by Young Writers will rotate with Lifestages: Reflections, which is a full production of plays from Playwrights Project’s Recollections program for adult playwrights ages 55+. (See website for schedule).
Audiences of all ages enjoy weekend and evening performances, while weekday performances are reserved for school groups. Students are inspired by the teenage writers and intrigued by characters grappling with conflicts much like their own.
Recommended for ages 11 and older.
Saturday, April 21 – 7:30 p.m. Opening Celebration*
Friday, April 27 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 – 2:00 p.m.
*$50 (Opening Night Reception)
Get tickets here: http://www.lyceumevents.org/