Special Invitation to participate in the Creative Process!

Young Playwrights’ Summer Re-Vision Retreat student, university and professional artists will culminate their 2-weeks together with a special session designed to involve YOU in our unique multi-generational devised theatre process.

Re-Vision participants visit Greensgrow Farms on July 22.

This retreat is the first step as our team of student writers and theater professionals explore the art of “making” and generate source material for Work/Shop/Shift to be performed as a featured presentation of PIFA 2015 in the Innovation Studio at The Kimmel Center.

YOU will be the first participants in 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!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


Off-Broad Street Theatre

at First Baptist Church

17th and Sansom Streets

Please RSVP to We will be back in this week with more information to prepare you for participating, and perhaps to ask you to bring a specific item that will help inform the process.

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.


Paula Vogel Mentors Project


The Paula Vogel Mentors Project pairs advanced young writers with working professional playwrights for yearlong mentorships. Over the next school year, each young writer will work on a new play of their own creation, collaborating with their mentor, seeing and talking about theatre, and meeting other excellent young writers.

Click HERE for more info about aplication process. 

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. 

Young Voices Monologue Festival

Thanks to all who came to support our annual Young Voices collaboration with InterAct Theatre Company!

Visit our blog for amazing stories, photos, and testimonials! 

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

Playwriting and the Art of Storytelling

Playwriting and the Art of Storytelling

 For Young Adults and Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Saturdays, 11:30-1pm

Ages: 17-30+

Cost: Pay-What-You-Can scale of $65-180

A partnership between Theatre Horizon and Philadelphia Young Playwrights, this class is for anyone who loves to tell a good story! The class will introduce participants to the fundamentals of storytelling, helping writers and actors develop the skills necessary to communicate their ideas effectively. Class focuses on story structuring, building suspense, conveying emotion, and using voice and body to add layers to the audience’s experience. Through improv games and writing exercises, participants learn to create strong characters, rich dialogue, and engaging story lines. Class culminates in a final showcase of participants’ work.

Fall Session : Nov. 15-Dec. 20

Spring Session : Mar. 7-Apr. 11

Summer Session: July 11-Aug 15

To enroll, please visit HERE or contact


New Voices: Workshop Productions at Temple University

Thanks to all who came to support our annual New Voices collaboration with Temple University Theatres!


Visit our blog for amazing stories, photos, and testimonials! 


2013 Annual Playwriting Festival Winners Announced!

Philadelphia Young Playwrights is proud to announce the winners of the 2013 Annual Playwriting Festival!

Check out our winners page for more information!

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