The 1219 Project (November Workshop)

Young Playwrights, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, and Asian Arts Initiative officially launched a new collaboration last night at Young Playwrights’ new and future home at 1219 Vine Street.

The 1219 Project brings youth, social practice artists, theater professionals, and university students together to explore how art can transform place, create community, and create a culture of civic engagement through cross-generational, cross-organizational, cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Click HERE to see photos from the workshop! 

Proud to Present!

We are excited for our talented cast of actors from New Voices Workshop Productions to perform The Receiving Schools Project for Dr. William Hite and an audience of students this coming Wednesday at Benjamin Franklin High School.

The Receiving Schools Project was written during the 2013-14 school year by Benjamin Franklin HS students using a devised theatre making process that explored questions of school climate issues catalyzed by recent school closures and budget challenges.

Click HERE to read our front page article in the Philadelphia Inquirer!  Click HERE to see photos from The Receiving Schools project! 

New Voices Workshop Productions

Lights have gone down on this year’s New Voices Workshop Productions. Congratulations and THANK YOU to all of the Young Playwrights, actors, directors, dramaturgs, and crew involved in another wonderful, inspiring production.

Click HERE to see photos from the production! Click HERE to see a complete video playlist of each play! 

Finding Hope by Rachel Nunez

2014 Annual Playwriting Festival Winners Announced!

Philadelphia Young Playwrights is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Annual Playwriting Festival!

Click HERE for a complete list winners!


Young Playwrights’ Summer Re-Vision Retreat student, university and professional artists have culminated their 2-weeks together with a special sharing that introduced our new “Radical Audience Dramaturgy (RAD)” program - aimed to enhance audience creative participation in the theater making process. We can’t develop this new piece without you!

Re-Vision participants visit Greensgrow Farms on July 22.

Young Playwrights gratefully recognizes our Board of Directors, Producers’ Circle and investing partners in Work/Shop/Shift: Wyncote Foundation, CHG Trust, Howell Lockhart Sieple Trust, City Paper.

Work/Shop/Shift is produced in partnership with The Kimmel Center and the Ira Brind School of Theatre Arts at the University of the Arts.


Write On! A Celebration of Student Voices

Thanks to everyone that came out to support our annual Write On! event. Here’s a message from Honorary Co-Chair & PYP alum, Adam Goldberg (Creator of the ABC show, The Goldbergs)!  Special thanks to our event sponsors: Verizon, Independence Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation, Sb1 Federal Credit Union, and Lincoln Financial Group. 

Transform, Voice, Write, and Listen to our new promo video!

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