November through May


Young Playwrights Inc. is looking for high-school aged writers who want to explore the art of playwriting! This is a group for young people with a serious interest in dramatic writing, but previous classwork in playwriting is NOT required! We expect that some participants will be completing their first plays during the workshop, while others will have written several plays already. Above all, we are looking for young writers with exciting dramatic voices. During the workshop writers will acquire the tools they need to translate their voices and ideas into effective plays.

Offered completely free of charge, this workshop provides an extraordinary opportunity for the expansion and exercise of the playwriting craft, exploration of establishment and alternative writing forms, collaboration and interaction with other young dramatists, and intensive study with distinguished artists.

The Advanced Playwriting Workshop will meet every Tuesday afternoon from 4:30 - 7:00 PM beginning November 10, 2015 through May 17, 2016.Participants are guided through playwriting exercises culled from Young Playwrights Inc.’s Write A Play! curriculum. On occasion, free theater outings will immediately follow the workshop.

Over the course of the year, Advanced Playwriting Workshop members develop and revise new plays of their own. Professional staged readings of those plays will be presented at Young Playwrights Inc. in the spring of 2016. 

If you wish to be considered for this FREE weekly playwriting workshop, please fill out the
APW16 Application Form, and send to:

Advanced Playwriting Workshop
Post Office Box 5134
New York, NY 10185

Or email the application form and supporting documents to: 


Application Postmark/Email Deadline: October 2, 2015.

Previous participants in APW are welcome to reapply. You will receive a returning writer email in
mid-September with more details about your application process.