young playwrights festival

Sophia Chapadjiev, Director of Education

Employing the signature “O’Neill process,” the festival provides professional-level support to develop original one-act plays written by middle and high school students. With these methods, the young playwrights hone their work, furthering it from the initial isolation of writing to the collaborative process involved in making their script into a living, breathing play. Students receive a rigorous exploration of their work guided by professional artists as well as a script-in-hand public reading of their new play.

The 2020 Young Playwrights Festival has been moved online.

meet our 2020 playwrights

Julia Browning

Negative Space

Norwich Free Academy

Connecticut

Isabel Comas-Soares

The Speech

Robert E. Fitch High School

Connecticut

Anya Jiménez

Sneakers

Professional Performing Arts School

New York

Marlie Kass

The Stories of Myth

Brimmer & May School

Massachusetts

Stefan Kuhn

Mrs. Witherbee and the Super Moles

Clark Lane Middle School

Connecticut

Funding for the Young Playwrights Festival provided by: The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut; CT Automotive Retailer's Association; Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Waterford Education Foundation; and O'Neill Annual Fund donors

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