Plot Line Newsletter
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Plays by Young Writers
Sponsored by the
Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund

We are pleased to announce that the 30th annual festival of Plays by Young Writers will be sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund. As long-time friends and major donors of Playwrights Project, Mr. and Mrs. Lipinsky were the organization's natural choice when seeking a major sponsor for the festival.

Opening Night - Plays by Young Writers

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

Hidden truths and unspoken needs complicate
the lives of four families in very different ways.

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.

Opening Night is less than three weeks away - buy your tickets today!

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

Announcing the Directors & Cast of Plays by Young Writers

The festival is divided into Program A (for ages 11+) and Program B (for ages 16+), and each program includes two staged readings and two full productions. Two acting ensembles will present the programs, with actors playing multiple roles. We are pleased to announce the ensemble casts for the 30th annual festival:

George Yť (full productions)
Erika Phillips (staged readings)
Francisco Brambila, Veronica Burgess, Zion Dyson, Eduardo Garcia, Virginia Gregg, Kimberly King, Dylan Nalbandian, Miguel Padilla, John Polak, Arnica Skulstad Brown, Reed Willard

Rosina Reynolds (full productions)
Derek C. Livingston (staged readings)


Marshall Anderson, Whitney Brianna Thomas, Kimberly King, Aliyah Malcom, Eric Poppick, Saverina Scopelleti, Alexandra Slade, John Tessmer, Aaron Winey

Saverina Scopelleti and Whitney Brianna Thomas in rehearsal for From Another House by Eliana Pipes.

Director George Ye and actor Miguel Padilla in rehearsal for Crown Prince Crazy by Alberto Cordova.

Playwrights Project at Donovan Correctional Facility

Playwrights Project is teaching playwriting at Donovan Correctional Facility, alongside the fantastic artists at Project Paint! We're so proud to be part of the network of arts in corrections programs taking place across the state. Thank you to the William James Association’s Prison Arts Project and California Arts Council!

Check out the article in U-T San Diego:
"Art offers rare positive for inmates" by Dana Littlefield

Photo credit:
Peter Merts

Grants Received

Thank You to the Boys & Girls Foundation, Carlsbad Arts Office, Sempra Energy Foundation and The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation

Sempra Energy Foundation and The Dorsey & Whitney Foundation each matched a gift from one of their employees (we love companies that encourage giving through this type of program!). The Boys & Girls Foundation and the Carlsbad Arts Office both awarded Playwrights Project grants in support of our in-class playwriting residencies. We are grateful for our many supporters.

Help us provide programs that transform lives.

Playwrights Project is a nonprofit organization that relies on contributed income.
Please give generously in whatever form you like. (Tax ID 33-0394250).

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


Anonymous; Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation; Boys & Girls 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 Dorsey & Whitney Foundation; Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance Company; 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; Sheila & Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund; 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; Sempra Energy Foundation; The Thursday Club; 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
Tax ID #33-0394250