Plot Line Newsletter
Here's what's featured in this edition of Plot Line:

Opening Night - 30th Annual Plays by Young Writers Festival

January 24, 2015 at 7:30PM
The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre

in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe
Performances January 22 - February 1, 2015

Join us on Opening Night as we celebrate this year's contest winners. Opening Night features the four full productions and a post-performance reception. Proceeds from this event help support Playwrights Project.

Tickets are on sale now - buy early and save!

Use code HOLIDAY when purchasing online or by phone
to receive $55 Opening Night tickets (regular price $60)
and $22 tickets for all other weekend or evening performances (regular $25).
Offer ends January 5.

Tickets, full schedule, and more information:
(858) 384-2970

Interviews with the Plays by Young Writers Playwrights

You will be surprised and inspired by the words of the 2014 California Young Playwrights Contest winners. Click on the playwrights' headshots below to read interviews with the writers on the San Diego Playwrights blog and learn more about their plays.

Program A

(recommended for ages 11+)

Interview with Matthew Maceda
Coffee, Cream, & Closure

Interview with Alberto Cordova
Crown Prince Crazy


Interview with Donya Sharifi
Best Friend Mistakes

Interview with Tricia Mendoza
One Magical Day

Program B

(recommended for ages 16+)

Interview with Ke'Ona

Interview with Eliana Pipes
From Another House


Interview with Sol Manuel Garza
With Your Own Eyes

Interview with Jerusha Israel
She Remembers

To purchase tickets for the Plays by Young Writers festival, visit or call (858) 384-2970.

Recollections: Playwriting Workshop for ages 55+

Thursdays, January 8 - February 19, 3:30-5:00pm
The Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Ste. 202
San Diego, CA 92106

Bring your journaling to life in this group workshop series for beginning playwrights, ages 55 and up. Playwrights Project Founder Deborah Salzer guides the process. Learn playwriting techniques, as you write short plays depicting moments from your life.

Sessions involve six 90-minute instructional sessions, and one 90-minute performance with professional actors reading short scripts created in the sessions. Up to 12 participants. No playwriting experience necessary. Cost: $180/person.

To sign up, call or email Playwrights Project
(858) 384-2970 or

Grants Received

We are pleased to announce recent major gifts from The Jeffrey & Sheila Lipinsky Family Foundation, Judy & Bill Garrett, and Claudia & Michael Ehrenfeld and the Michael Ehrenfeld Company. We are grateful for their continued support of our arts education programs.

Help us provide programs that transform lives.

You still have time to make your tax deductible donation before the 2014 year ends. Your contribution matters. We've raised $15,460 toward our year-end goal of $38,000; we're over 40% to our goal for our year-end campaign, which is our primary fundraising effort for the year. Thank you to those who have contributed! Any size gift helps us provide the programs mentioned here, as well as our signature playwriting programs in schools and communities. Won't you play a part in transforming lives through theatre?

I observed the students mesmerized by actors presenting the work of their peers and themselves. Students' writing reflections explaining how actors helped them by asking them questions after the improvisations. Students read each other's work and respectfully discussed each otherís ideas. Incredible conversations between students! ~Classroom Teacher

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3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 330
San Diego, CA 92123
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Our Sponsors

Anonymous, Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Community Services Association, San Diego Unified School District, the Samuel I. Fox and John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Mrs. Audrey Geisel/Dr. Seuss Foundation, Kinder Morgan, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, The Jeffrey and Sheila Lipinsky Family Foundation, The Richard Metcalfe II Memorial Fund of The San Diego Foundation, Mira Mesa Self Storage, The Parker Foundation, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund, ResMed Foundation, The San Diego Foundation, The Weingart Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, and the Gary and Mary West Foundation.

Playwrights Project advances literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.
(858) 384-2970
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