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
Norwich Free Academy
Robert E. Fitch High School
Professional Performing Arts School
The Stories of Myth
Brimmer & May School
Mrs. Witherbee and the Super Moles
Clark Lane Middle School
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