Each winter, a Weston Playhouse teaching artist guides high school students in writing their own, original one-act plays. Students learn about the elements and structure of plays and receive a constructive analysis of their work in a supportive group environment. They explore new ideas for writing and creating for the stage and hone their communication skills. Four area high schools — Arlington, Rutland, Springfield, and Woodstock — participated in the program this year, led by teaching artist and playwright Elizabeth Irwin (Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, and Drama Desk nominations for Outstanding Play for My Mañana Comes.)
Come hear the next generation of playwrights! The event is free and open to all.
2016 Finalists for the Young Playwrights Project:
The Contest by Rowie Budde, Arlington
Let’s Play a Game Show by Andy Freeman, Springfield
In Dreams by Emma Gonzales, Rutland
On Your Deathday by Anna Hepler, Woodstock
Cupid is Between the Lines by Julia Kowalski, Woodstock
Thank you to all of our participating young playwrights and to their dedicated teachers for supporting this unique opportunity in their schools. The Vermont Young Playwrights Program is produced in association with The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Vermont Stage Company, and with generous support from The Creative Connections Fund at The Vermont Community Foundation.