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Theater Review: “Plays by Young Writers” by Jean Lowerison for SDGLN

Opening Nights and Goodbyes: Looking Back on SUPERMARKET OF LOST by Cassandra Hsiao for Broadway World's blog

Plays by Young Writers fest showcases talent (and trepidation) by James Hebert for The San Diego Union Tribune

The play's the thing: San Diego's Old Globe Theatre to host award-winning 'Plays by Young Writers' festival by Lonnie Hewitt for The La Jolla Light

12 Days of Christmas: Featured Friend– Playwrights Project for San Diego Writers Ink

See Plays by Young Writers come to life! for San Diego Family Magazine

Playwrights Project announces contest-winning writers by James Hebert for The San Diego Union Tribune

The Journey Begins: 2016 California Young Playwright Winners Announced by Cassandra Hsiao for Broadway World's blog

Playwrights Project inspires people from all walks of life by Lois Alter Mark for The Del Mar Times

Arts-in-Corrections: California's Creative Response to a Broken Prison System by Sarah Linn for KCET.org

Five local artists receive Creative Catalyst grants by Susan Myrland for The San Diego Union Tribune

Playwrights Project tells stories in prisoners’ words by Eva Trieger for San Diego Jewish World

Culture Report: The Show Goes on for Prison Playwrights Program by Kinsee Morlan for the Voice of San Diego

SDSU to present play penned by inmates by Gary Warth for the San Diego Union Tribune

San Diego's Flawless Late Winter Social Scene: Playwrights Project’s Festival of Plays by Young Writers in FINE Magazine

Playwrights Project Comes to Morse in Morse High School’s publication, the Morse Code

Theater Review of Plays by Young Writers by Jean Lowerison for the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

At Playwrights Project, female writers on the rise by James Hebert for the San Diego Union Tribune

Playwrights Project readies its 31st-birthday fest by James Hebert for the San Diego Union Tribune

Acknowledging Playwright Project’s Deborah Salzer Excellence in Arts Education Award by 2015 recipient Ernie McCray for the San Diego Free Press


Videos of Playwrights Project in Action

Inmates write play about life in prison, you can watch it free by Jenny Day for the CW6 San Diego

Out of the Yard: Looking Up By Joshua Jones was written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program conducted at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The program was provided in partnership with the William James Association with support from the California Arts Council, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Out of the Yard: Moonlight Knight By Michael McCracken was written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program conducted at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The program was provided in partnership with the William James Association with support from the California Arts Council, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Out of the Yard: Patronicus By Ryan Barber was written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program conducted at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The program was provided in partnership with the William James Association with support from the California Arts Council, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Out of the Yard: The Boy and His Dying Father By Robert Kennedy Jr. was written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program conducted at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The program was provided in partnership with the William James Association with support from the California Arts Council, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Out of the Yard: Love in Rehab By William Farag was written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program conducted at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The program was provided in partnership with the William James Association with support from the California Arts Council, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and the James Irvine Foundation.

Defining Moments: Untitled by Jazmin A Staged Reading of scripts by JCCS Students.

Defining Moments: Light by Ke'Ona A Staged Reading of scripts by JCCS Students.

Defining Moments: Always Running by Markayla A Staged Reading of scripts by JCCS Students.

Defining Moments: Rehab by Brian A Staged Reading of scripts by JCCS Students.

Alberto Cordova on Border Lines An interview with Alberto Cordova, who wrote the play Crown Prince Crazy in Playwrights Project’s Border Lines program. The program was initiated with support from the Exploring Engagement Fund of the James Irvine Foundation and an Anonymous Foundation.

Fox 5: "Drama program helps inmates find freedom behind bars." Out of the Yard Playwriting Program at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Showcase of Playwrights Project's work at Juvenile Court and Community Schools, 2014. Many thanks to the San Diego County Office of Education for creating this video and Carlos Solorio for his footage of the Plays by Young Writers Festival.

San Diego County News Center: A Broken Promise - Kimberly Bell Interview: An interview with playwright Kimberly Bell, interspersed with footage of her play A Broken Promise in its premiere production in Plays by Young Writers at the Lyceum Theatre. Also includes an interview of Derek Livingston. (San Diego County News Center. Suzanne Bartole. February 28, 2013.)

NBC 7: Woman Leaves Juvenile Hall and Becomes Playwright: Kimberly Bell interview with Elena Gomez outside of Juvenile Hall. Includes pre-production photos, no photos or footage of play. (NBC 7. Elena Gomez. February 1, 2013.)

KPBS: Radio Interview of Kimberly Bell by Angela Carone: From Juvenile Hall to the Stage: A Young Playwright’s Journey. Includes original music composed for the production using phrases from Kimberly’s poem in the play. (KPBS. Angela Carone. February 2, 2013.)

Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth is discussed by alumni of foster youth Adam Rajah Gainey and Constance English, along with social worker Vina Sandal and teaching artist Mabelle Reynoso. This video was produced by San Diego Media Art Center, thanks to support from The San Diego Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation.

NBC News coverage of our April 2011 production of Switch, written by Lisa Kirazian for our Telling Stories program. Includes interviews of the playwright and actor Olivia Espinosa, along with excerpts of actors presenting the play at The Lyceum Theatre.

Our Artist in Schools Program 2009-2010 at Keiller Leadership Academy is the focus of this video created by Michael Thomas Tower and Jason Connors. This program is made possible by the California Arts Council, the Sidney E. Frank Foundation and an Anonymous donor.

Got Reality is a video created by Mark Weaver of Deep Storyworks. Thanks to program participant Martin Johnson and teaching artist Mabelle Reynoso of Fighting 517 Productions for program footage.

Telling Stories (part 1) and Telling Stories (part 2) provide a look into our Telling Stories program for foster youth and the lives of four brave young women from LEAP - Leadership Empowers All Possibilities. Program funded by The San Diego Foundation and The James Irvine Foundation. Video created by Mabelle Reynoso.

Programs 2008-2009 includes samples of Jan 2009 Plays by Young Writers festival, WINS touring production, and photographs of our teaching artists in the classroom.

Programs 2007-2008 includes samples of our Jan. 2008 festival of Plays by Young Writers, along with footage of our tour and in-school reisdencies. Many thanks to CTN and Joe Solazzo for the footage of Step by Step and interview with James Monroe.


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