Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: You're invited to Lights Up!
:: 2018 California Young Playwrights Contest Recap
:: Celebrating the Start of a New School Year
:: Exclusive video of Defining Moments
:: Welcome New Board Members
:: Recognizing our returning Board
:: Outgoing Board, you will be missed!
Join us at Lights Up! 
Playwrights Take the Stage
Honoring the winners and finalists of the 2018
California Young Playwrights Contest
2017 Contest winners Aisling Archdeacon and Sofia Miller 

Playwrights Project will recognize the winners and finalists of the 2018 California Young Playwrights Contest in our annual Lights Up! reception on Saturday, September 29th at 5:30 PM. The reception will be held at Hattox Hall, directly above The Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at The Old Globe Theatre Complex, where the Plays by Young Writers Festival will be held.  Join us in this intimate event to meet the playwrights of the upcoming season of Plays by Young Writers and gain insight into the narratives that inspired their winning plays. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 each, and can be purchased online here

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If you have any questions, please contact us at the email above or by phone at (858) 384-2970
Thanks to all who submitted to our 2018
California Young Playwrights Contest! 

Thank you to the California residents under the age of 19 who submitted scripts for the 2018 California Young Playwrights Contest, and many thanks to our letter writers and volunteer readers who have worked diligently to read and thoroughly review each script. 

This year, we received 415 scripts from a total of 445 writers. Scripts were submitted from 63 schools from 31 various school districts throughout the state of California! Every writer who requested feedback on their script should soon receive a letter by mail or email.

A panel of theatre professionals served as final judges and selected the winning scripts that will be produced during Plays by Young Writers. Thank you to our final judges Peter Cirino, Thelma Virata de Castro, Danielle Mages Amato, Veronica Murphy, and Deborah Salzer for contributing your time and feedback to this talented group of young playwrights.

 Winners will work with our creative team to revise and enhance their writing, which will culminate in a professional production at the Plays by Young Writers Festival in The Old Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre in January 2019. Keep up the great work, young writers!
Celebrating the Start of a New School Year

School is back in session! We are so excited to introduce playwriting to students across San Diego County. Our residencies empower students to embrace creativity and literacy while expressing themselves through playwriting. 

"The product of all our hard work was definitely worth it... I had work that I could be proud of and I got the opportunity to perform our creation with my class. I learned that if I work hard, I can come up with amazing things.
-Student in a Playwrights Project residency

We are proud of the students who have taken part in our residencies and can't wait to inspire new groups of young playwrights.
Special Insights from a Playwrights Project residency

Click the photo above to watch exclusive interviews with students who participated in Playwrights Project's Defining Moments program at a Juvenile Court and Community School of the San Diego County Office of Education.
Welcome the new additions to the 
Playwrights Project Board of Directors! 
Introducing our new and returning members...    
Courtney Flanagan
Lisa Kirazian
Ishita Saxena-Dayal
   We welcome you to the board and are excited for 
the many talents you will bring!
Special thanks to our returning 
Board of Directors!
President, Dave Carr
Vice President, Marianne Generales
Treasurer, Holly Smith Jones
Secretary, Latanya West
Past President, Kathy Krevat

Mary Baum
Jerry Buckley
Vanoli Chander
Ann Hornby
Alison Whitelaw
We'll miss you, outgoing board members! 

Lynne Freeley
Annette Hall Neville
Gene Summ

Three board members will be rotating off of the Playwrights Project Board of Directors. Thank you all for your years of contributions. While you will be missed on the board, we are grateful for your continued support!
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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