Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: Beyond Prison Walls at SDSU
:: Playwrights Project is planning for the future!
:: Engagement Event at San Diego REP
:: "Inmates Stories" produced by Write Out Loud
:: California Young Playwrights Contest
:: Youth Playwriting Camp at NVA
Playwrights Project and San Diego State University's 7th Collaboration
FREE and open to the public; reservations required.
Recommended for ages 14+.

New scripts illuminate the prison pipeline and offer insights on responsibility, hope, transformation, and love. Written in Playwrights Project's Out of the Yard program by playwrights at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, Centinela State Prison, Community Transition Center, and Male Community Reentry Program, scenes will be performed by SDSU Theatre Students

San Diego State University 
Experimental Theatre
Thursday, April 18th at 7:00pm-- WAITLIST
Friday, April 19th at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 20th at 2:00pm-- WAITLIST
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 is undertaking a strategic planning process. We are analyzing our programs and mission to shape our plans for the coming years, and we need your valuable insights to guide us! 

The response to our survey has been tremendous so far, however we want to ensure everyone has time to provide their input! The survey will remain open for feedback until Monday, April 22nd. 
Your opinion matters to us, and we hope that you'll complete a brief (5-10 minute) survey to share your observations and suggestions to help us determine how we can best serve you and San Diego at large.
Our board and staff thanks you for your support!
Playwrights Project's "Reflections from Inside"
at San Diego REP 
Come hear "Inmate Stories" inspired by "Station Eleven" 
Short scenes by playwrights in our Out of the Yard program will be presented by Write Out Loud on May 3rd at San Diego Writer's Ink as "Inmate Stories." The writing was inspired by "Station Eleven" as part of the "Read Imagine Create" program, which celebrates the NEA Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts program that encourages communities to read, share and get excited about a good book.

You can learn more about Write Out Loud's upcoming performances and the NEA Big Read in the San Diego Union Tribune!

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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More information can be found at our website!
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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