Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: Beyond Prison Walls at SDSU
:: Engagement Event at San Diego REP
:: California Young Playwrights Contest
:: Youth Playwriting Camp at NVA
Beyond Prison Walls
Playwrights Project and San Diego State University's 7th Collage Collaboration
Performed by SDSU Theatre Students
FREE and open to the public; reservations required.
Recommended for ages 14+.

New plays illuminate the prison pipeline and offer insights on responsibility, hope, transformation, and love. This season of Collage features scripts written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program by playwrights at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, Centinela State Prison, The Lighthouse, and Male Community Reentry Program. 

San Diego State University 
Experimental Theatre
Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm
Friday, April 19th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 20th at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 20th at 7:00pm

Interested in learning more about Prison Programs? 
Join us between Saturday, April 20th's performances for a Showcase of Prison Programs at SDSU! Presentations from Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility's Community Support Network will be held from 5:00-6:30pm in SDSU's Experimental Theatre. From 4:00-7:00pm, an informal Resource Fair will take place in the courtyard adjacent to the theatre.

Participating organizations include Jail Guitar Doors, Playwrights Project, Prison Yoga Program, Project Rebound, Project PAINT, TLC POOCH Program, and more!

For more information, you can visit our website or contact us at
Playwrights Project Engagement Event 
at San Diego REP 
2019 California Young Playwrights Contest
is open for submissions!

Playwrights Project invites students to submit scripts to the 35th California Young Playwrights Contest for Californians under the age of 19. 

Interested in receiving a postcard for your child or classrooms of student writers? Send us an email at
There is no entry fee, and every young writer who requests feedback on their script will receive an email or letter with suggestions for future revisions. The writers of winning plays are assigned a playwriting mentor to further develop their piece, and the resulting scripts are professionally produced in Playwrights Project's annual Plays by Young Writers Festival at a professional theater in San Diego.

Click here for Contest guidelines and entry forms!
Playwrights Project Camp at New Village Arts


In this 5-day camp, participants will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be performed by professional actors on the last day of camp. Playwrights Project has been teaching playwriting in San Diego county for over 30 years. This camp will be taught by teaching artist Aleta Barthell at New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad.

Monday, July 22nd - Friday, July 26th, 2019
1 PM- 3 PM
Fee: $170

To enroll, please call NVA at (760) 433- 3245 or visit their website!
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Our Sponsors

Anonymous, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, Coastal Community Foundation, 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, U.S. 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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