Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: Playwrights Project Camp at NVA
:: TwainFest- August 18th
:: Celebrating Erika Phillips
:: Join the team!
:: Out of the Yard in the News
:: Student Scripts at SDCOE
Playwrights Project Camp at 
New Village Arts!
Playwrights Project is happy to partner again with New Village Arts on a youth playwriting camp this August. Teaching Artist Aleta Barthell will guide participants through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play. On the final day of camp, the plays will be performed by professional actors!
August 6-10, 2018
Monday - Friday,
1-3:00 pm
Ages 11 to 14
Fee: $170

Classes will be held at New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

To enroll, visit New Village Art's website or
contact New Village Arts by phone at (760) 433-3245!
August 18th 11:00a-4:30p
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park

TwainFest is a FREE family friendly celebration of Mark Twain and other writers of the 19th century.  For the 4th year, Playwrights Project has partnered with TwainFest, Write Our Loud, and the Descendants of Old Town San Diego to accept submissions of historically accurate monologues under ten minutes that educate the public and honor the history of San Diego. This year's winning monologues include: An Old Town Shooting Match by Roy Blackman, portraying the story of famous Judge Roy Bean, who was known as the hanging judge of Texas. Getting Here by Susan D. Walter is portrait of 1880's westward migration through one young girl's perspective. Finally, Juan Ramon Cota by V. C. Contreras comments on the last Native American uprising in Southern California, the call to arms that followed, and the subsequent arrival of an Australian group.
Celebrating Erika Phillips!
After four years as Program Manager of Playwrights Project's school programs, Erika Phillips is stepping away from her administrative position to focus more time on artistic endeavors. Those of you who have seen Erika act or teach know that she is gifted with many talents, far beyond the leadership, support, and extraordinary organizational skills she brings to managing our programs in over 100 classrooms each year. We're delighted that she will continue to impact students and teachers as a teaching artist and actor in our programs and beyond. Thank you, Erika! We wish you much joy and continued success in your future endeavors.
Join the Playwrights Project team!

Playwrights Project is seeking applications for a School Programs Manager. Click here to view the job description; resumes and letters of interest can be directed to Nicole ( No phone calls, please.

Interested in volunteering with us? We often need help typing scripts, preparing for performances, serving as additional event support, and reading scripts for our California Young Playwrights Contest. Sign up online to volunteer with us and feel free to reach out to Emily if you have any questions about volunteer opportunities!
Out of the Yard in the News!
Playwrights at Centinela State Prison (Photo: Julio Morales)

Last month, playwrights in our Out of the Yard program at Centinela State Prison came together to present the scripts they had written during Playwrights Project's 10 week playwriting residency. These scripts were performed by both professional actors and program participants. Imperial Valley Press reporter Julio Morales was there to watch their words come to life.

Of the performance's content Julio wrote, "The inmates' plays on Thursday spanned a wide range of themes, from tales of redemption, loss and regret, to unrequited love, community and patriotism." Julio interviewed several inmates who spoke about their writing process and the effect that Out of the Yard has had on their lives. One inmate said that this experience has fortified his desire to continue writing.

To read the article, visit Imperial Valley Press's website!
Performance of Write On! scripts
Student scripts came to life at a special performance on June 29th at the San Diego County Office of Education. Professional actors showcased plays written by youth at Bayside Blended Community School, San Pasqual Academy, North County Technical and Science Academy, and Victoria Blended Community School. Scripts depicted themes of redemption, second chances, and gender stereotypes.
Our Sponsors

Anonymous, 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, The Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, 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, Sempra Energy Foundation, The William and Ruth Tippett Foundation, 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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