Defining Moments in
Juvenile Court and Community Schools
As we gear up for the new school year, we're delighted to share this video of some of our teaching artists in action at a local juvenile court and community school. Many thanks to our teaching artists and actors who support students in sharing their stories and lifting their voices. This program was made possible by the NEA, Qualcomm Foundation and the California Arts Council's Jump Starts program, which will again support programs for justice involved youth over the coming months.
Playwrights Project at
Substance Use Disorder Conference
Playwrights Project staff and artists attended the statewide Substance Use Disorder Conference in Orange County to speak about the recovery process and present a staged reading of Finding Our Way, a play written by program participants in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility.
Finding Our Way uses personal reflections to explore the cycle of addiction in a kaleidoscopic view of recovery, from first time use through the spiraling journey of recovery. The play ends with a resounding call to action to support those struggling with addiction and leaves the audience with the hopeful message that with resources and support, redemption, healing and recovery are possible.
Nick Fox, returning citizen and former Out of the Yard program participant, attended the conference with Playwrights Project as an actor and presenter. Nick shared personal experiences with the conference attendees and provided insights from a unique perspective.
Cindy Cipriani of the US Attorney's Office presented compelling data on the increase in methamphetamine related arrests in San Diego and the need for creative approaches to prevention. She noted the impact that Playwrights Project's programs have on the views of prosecutors and judges, which has encouraged support of sentencing reform within the juvenile justice system.
We are honored to have presented at the conference and to share the writing of our Out of the Yard program participants.
Mystery inspired by Playwrights Project launches at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Kathy Krevat, Playwrights Project Board Member, past Board President, and parent of one of our past Contest winners, is celebrating the release of her new book The Trouble with Truth!
Playwrights Project's Plays by Young Writers Festival served as inspiration for the play festival incorporated into the plot of The Trouble with Truth. Read the book to get an inside scoop on the behind the scenes action of a play festival!
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore will hold a book launch party featuring champagne, appetizers, and desserts. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, September 2nd at 3:30pm
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
5943 Balboa Avenue, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92111
Free & Open to the Public!
If you have any questions, please contact Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
Thank you to U.S. Bank and
Osborn Hurston for supporting the
Plays by Young Writers Festival
Playwrights Project is grateful to
U.S. Bank and Osborn Hurston for support of our 2019 Plays by Young Writers Festival! The Festival will take place on January 10-12 &
22-26th, 2019 in The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center at The Old Globe.
The Festival features professional productions of winning scripts from the 2018 California Young Playwrights Contest, written by students ages 19 and under. Contest winners were selected from 415 plays submitted by students from across the state.
Stay tuned- our winning playwrights will be announced soon!