Join us for 
Plays by Young Writers!
Sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund

The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre 
in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center 
at The Old Globe

Featuring professional productions of the winning scripts from the 
California Young Playwrights Contest produced by 
Playwrights Project in association with The Old Globe. 

Program A
Staged Reading:
Turtle on a Rock
by Absinthe McDonald
Age 12, San Diego
Directed by Erika Beth Phillips
A singing turtle plans a journey to find his purpose. 

Full Productions:
Supermarket of Lost
by Cassandra Hsiao
Age 16, Walnut
Directed by George Yé
In a cosmic warehouse, what will you
trade for the treasures you've lost?

by Eliana Dunn
Age 16, Pacifica
Directed by George Yé
A satire set in Silicon Valley asks:
can an app really change the world?

Program B
Staged Reading:
A Play on Words
by Samantha Rafter & Minh-Son Tran
Ages 14 & 13, San Diego
Directed by Erika Beth Phillips
Animated school supplies suffer existential crises over Spring Break. 

Full Productions:
The Dumping Ground
by Matthew Maceda
Age 17, Rancho Peñasquitos
Directed by Wendy Maples
Yes or no? You won't know until you
ask, but love is not a PROMise.

Pros and Cons
by Katie Taylor
Age 18, Woodlake
Directed by Phil Johnson
A comedy about seeing the best in
people, even when they're ex-cons!

Seating for Plays by Young Writers is first come, first serve and all tickets will be held at Will Call unless otherwise specified. 

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Interviews with the playwrights and company members of Plays by Young Writers 2017 are featured on our blog- see below for what you might have missed!

to support Playwrights Project's 
programs in 2017

Your donation of any amount helps to fulfill our mission of advancing literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions. 

Your donation is 100% tax deductible (Tax ID 33-0394250) and will be acknowledged with a letter of receipt. 

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 of San Diego Unified School District, Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance Company, The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Gold Diggers, Kinder Morgan Foundation, 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, The William and Ruth Tippett Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation, Annie Weisman and Bill Macomber, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Gary & Mary West Foundation.

Playwrights Project advances literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals  

to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.  


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