Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: Out of the Yard plays to be performed at SDSU
:: Collaboration with CSUSM for Sisters in the System
:: Showing Support Through Sisters in the System
:: Cecelia Presented at the Shakespeare in Prisons Conference
:: PWP Participates in Hats Off to San Diego
Beyond Prison Walls
Playwrights Project and San Diego State University present staged readings of three new plays written by incarcerated playwrights at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility

Directed by Olivia Espinosa
Performed by SDSU Theatre Students and Alumni.
FREE and open to the public; reservations required

Imagination takes form in a magical second hand store, a warehouse of forgotten artworks, and a dwelling for recycled souls. Playwrights on three yards at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility developed group plays: Second Hand Dreams (Yard E), Awoken Dreamers (Yard C), and Recycled Souls (Yard B).

San Diego State University
Experimental Theatre
April 12th-14th 
7:00-9:00 pm
April 15th
2:00-4:00 pm

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Recommended for ages 16+. 

Each performance will be followed by a talk back with a panel of experts. 

Please contact us at (858) 384-2970 or for inquiries or group reservations. 

Support for this program is provided by: The James Irvine Foundation, The William James Association Prison Arts Project, California Arts Council, City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, and the State of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Provided in partnership with Write Out Loud.
Telling Stories
Playwrights Project, Cal State San Marcos Theatre, and CSUSM ACE Scholars Services present a staged reading that sheds light on the perseverance of foster youth 
Sisters in the System
by Tori Rice
Originally commissioned by Playwrights Project, Sisters in the System 
chronicles the journey of two foster youth through different phases of their involvement in the Juvenile Court System. The play is a fictionalized account drawing from interviews of those involved in foster care.

Directed by Ingrid Trov√£o and 
performed by CSUSM & Palomar College Theatre students.
FREE and open to the public; reservations required

These powerful stories of challenges and triumphs will educate and inspire audiences to learn more about the welfare system in San Diego.

California State University 
San Marcos
Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00-9:00pm
Arts Building 111

Recommended for ages 16+. 

Each performance will be followed by a talk back with a panel of experts. 

Please contact us at (858) 384-2970 or for inquiries or group reservations. 
Showing Support Throug
Sisters in the System

The cast and creative time of
Sisters in the System at San Diego Mesa College

Playwrights Project partnered with San Diego Mesa College and FAST Scholars to host Sisters in the System as part of Foster Youth Awareness Week! It was especially special as one of the storytellers who inspired Sisters in the System flew to San Diego for the staged reading! 

Later that day, the production traveled to Palomar College for another performance! In collaboration with the Palomar College Women's Studies program, Playwrights Project was able to reach even more students. 

We are so proud to be celebrating strong women and advocating for improvements to the foster care system!
Playwrights Project presented at the Shakespeare in Prisons Conference!

Our Executive Director, Cecelia Kouma, spoke about our Out of the Yard Reentry and Arts in Corrections programs at The Old Globe's Shakespeare in Prisons Conference this past weekend! Keynote speaker, Sheriff William Gore, emphasized the power of arts programs for rehabilitation.

Thank you to The Old Globe for hosting this gathering of Arts in Corrections practitioners from around the world!
Playwrights Project to participate in Hats Off to San Diego

The G.O.L.D. Diggers present their 25th annual event showcasing organizations throughout San Diego! This year we will participate in the Betty Mabee Hat Parade and design a hat that reflects Playwrights Project! Stay tuned for pictures of this fabulous event celebrating local non-profits!

Whichever organization has the most voted for hat receives a $2500 donation! If you'd like to vote for Playwrights Project by casting an absentee ballot for $25, contact us at (858) 384-2970 or email us at 
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.
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3675 Ruffin Road #330
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