Dear Friend of Playwrights Project, 

In this time of transition, one thing is clear... we need to talk. 

Will you help us provide opportunities to communicate with compassion, so we can move forward together?

Your gift enables Playwrights Project to engage diverse communities of students and vulnerable adults in communicating their personal experiences and hopes through theatre. As their stories unfold on stage, we willingly suspend our own beliefs to better understand the characters. We leave the theatre with a new lens with which to examine our own values and to find common ground.
Devyn when she first won the
California Young Playwrights Contest

I first learned of Playwrights Project many years ago, when the fifth grade teachers at my daughters' school asked the PTA to fund the program. It was one of the easiest decisions we made. In addition to learning how to write for theatre, each student would have their play read by professional actors, bringing their words to life. What a powerful gift to give a child!

Fairytale, Plays by Young Writers 2013 (Photo by Ken Jacques)
Four years later, it was my daughter Devyn's turn to go through the program, and her play won a staged reading in a professional theatre. When Devyn heard the audiences respond to her jokes and dramatic moments, she became captivated by playwriting. She continued to write plays and enter the contest every year, and when she was a senior in high school, she won again! She worked with a team of theatre professionals to fully produce her play Fairytale.

Devyn is a junior in college now, and she still considers that experience as one of the most empowering of her life.

I've been an advocate for arts education for over fifteen years, chairing PTA arts programs, supporting youth theatre, and volunteering for a high school writing conference. I joined the board of Playwrights Project because I know firsthand how important it is to give children a voice and tools to express themselves and communicate their world view. I've seen how Playwrights Project programs foster respect for differing opinions in numerous settings, from my child's public school, to 
Playwrights share their writing at Donovan State Prison. (Photo by Peter Merts)
audiences at The Old Globe, to inmates at Donovan State Prison.

Will you help further the dialogue? 

When you support Playwrights Project, you enable children and marginalized adults to express their concerns and values in a way that others can feel and understand. You empower student and adult audiences to listen and discuss differing perspectives and beliefs.
 Will you join me in opening hearts and minds and possibilities?

Sincerely,
Kathy Krevat, Board President
  
 

Our Sponsors  
  
                                           
Anonymous, Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, Current Wisdom Foundation, City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Community Service Association, San Diego Unified School District, Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance Company, The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Gold Diggers, Kinder Morgan, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego, The Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, Macy's, Mira Mesa Self Storage, Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Parker Foundation, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund, Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Community Enhancement Program, The Creative Catalyst Fund of The San Diego Foundation, Sempra Energy Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Gary & Mary West Foundation


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