2015 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition

Congratulations to the winning playwrights of our 2015 National Playwriting Competition!

I AM SO SO SO LONELY OR THE OMEGLE PLAY by Philip Anastassiou, 19, Tenafly NJ

AMERICAN VENICE by Nick Apostolina, 17, Burbank, CA

WHY WE HAVE WINTER by ALEXA DERMAN, 19, Westfield, NJ

WHAT WE CALL OURSELVES AT NIGHT by Derick Edgren, 19, Fort Collins, CO

MAGGIE'S DINER by Frank Garland, 18, Seattle, WA

YOUNG MATA HARI: THE NOSY SCHOOLGIRL by Ben Hendel, 13, Brooklyn, NY

TOPSY THE ELEPHANT by Kate L. Jeffrey, 13, Brooklyn, NY

PHILIA by India Kotis, 18, Brooklyn, NY

STRANGE FRUIT by Emma Silverman, 18, New York, NY

 

2015 Write a Play! NYC Playwriting Competition

Congratulations to the Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists of the 2015 Write A Play! New York City Playwriting Competition!

 

Winners, High School Division

Win for Life by Quincy Confoy

Making Progress by Isabelle Devereaux

To Wakely by Peter Diller

Honorable Mentions, High School Division

Public Transportation by Eliana Cohen-Orth

Shayna Kopf by  Hannah Finamore-Rossler

Ties by Leo Lion

Partying With the Reaper by Hannah Reale

Finalists, High School Division

A Prayer for Elizabeth by Eliana Gayle-Schneider

Small Spaces by Phoebe Landsman

2B or Not 2B by Jehna Livingston

The Mitchelstown Post Office Job by Cuchulainn Fionn McGloin

Fishing by Stephanie Okun

Winners, Middle School Division

Slumber by Sierra Blanco

Topsy the Elephant by Kate Laura Jeffrey

Camp Herkie’s All Stars  by Ava C. Mascuch

Honorable Mentions, Middle School Division

The Sour Dough by Abbe Schulties

The Zebu Horn Ring by Malick Thiam

Finalists, Middle School Division

The Burden of Knowing by Rachel Ableman

In My Mind’s Eye by Ivy Aukin

One Audience in Search of an Ending by Sierra Blanco

If Only You Knew by Zaria Cannon

Figurative Life of One Million Eyes by Elina Gatdula

The Cockroach and the Cage by Milo Kotis

The Story of Aries by Louis D. Power

Send In the Clone by Dorothea and Eve Samaha

Maybe It’ll Work, Maybe It Won’t by Emma Venarde

Hysteria by Louise Wandesforde

Winners, Elementary School Division

Untitled by Grace Cuddihy

Abra Cadabra by Frida Jackson

Home Run by Beatrice Williams

Finalists, Elementary School Division

Confusion by Jayden Rodriguez, Jonah Mule, and Riley Sheehan

The Magical Rose by Eleonora Binz-Scharf

The Great Funny-Off by Xavier GatdulaSam Zimmermann, and Benjamin Monegro

You Better Not Break Into My House, Brother! by Josh Morales

Acceptance by Ananda Liveright

The Wish by Melanie Espinal

The Prank by Samantha OrtizEmely Ortega, and Gianna Arias

2014 Young Playwrights Inc. National Playwriting Competition

Congratulations to the winning playwrights of our 2014 National Playwriting Competition!

THE DRILL by Sierra Blanco

ROAD RUNNER by Emily K. Clark

ABOUT ART by Alexa Derman

WE GO TOGETHER by Zoe Kamil

MS. MAYFIELD’S AQUARIUM by Madeleine Lobdell

SNOW GRAY by Eliana Pipes

THE RESURRECTIONIST by Spencer Slovic

NAKED FAT MAN by May Treuhaft-Ali

Apply for the 2014-15 Advanced Playwriting Workshop!

Young Playwrights Inc. is looking for high school aged writers who want to explore the art of playwriting.

Application Postmark Deadline: September 22, 2014

The Advanced Playwriting Workshop will meet every Tuesday afternoon from
4:30 – 7:00 PM beginning October 14, 2014 through May 19, 2015.

On occasion, free theater outings will immediately follow the workshop.

Staged readings of participants’ work will be held in December 2014 and April & May 2015.

Application Postmark Deadline: September 22, 2014

If you wish to be considered for this FREE weekly playwriting workshop,
please fill out the APW15 Application, and send via regular mail to:

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

You may also apply by attaching the application form and supporting documents to an email to: apw[at]youngplaywrights.org.

The Advanced Playwriting Workshop is an exciting year-long program for motivated and talented high school-aged playwrights in the NYC area. 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 master artists.

The Advanced Playwriting Workshop meets in midtown Manhattan every Tuesday from 4:30 – 7:00 pm starting in the fall and continuing throughout the academic year. Participants are guided through playwriting exercises culled from the Write A Play! curriculum and also attend Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. 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 2015.

2014 Write a Play! New York City Playwriting Competition

Congratulations to the Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists of the 2014 Write A Play! New York City Playwriting Competition!

Elementary School Division Winners
THE DRILL by Sierra Blanco
THE NIGHT FIGHT by Ella Maré and Lyla Calcano
THE HOMEWORK FROM H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS! by Ella Maré

Elementary School Division Honorable Mention
THE ESCAPE PLAN by William Beltran
TIME TRAVEL TWIST by Melanie Santana and Vivienne Soares
MUSIC MADNESS by Vivienne Soares

Elementary School Division Finalists
CAN’T TOUCH THIS by Jade Belliard and Maya Pacheco
GANGSTERS UNLEASHED Ananda Liveright and Tamara Figueroa
THE SWITCH by Lorraine Andrickson and Isabelle Moreno
GOOD VERSUS EVIL UNLEASHED by Beatrice Williams and Isabella Calcano

Middle School Division Winners
FLYING by James Crouch
THE INSANE DRAMA TEACHER by Ella Fruchter
TREASURE OF THE MEADOWLANDS: A COMEDY by Eve Samaha and Dorothea Samaha

Middle School Division Honorable Mention
MIFLAT/SANCTUARY by Rowana Miller
EMPIRE STATE by Charlie Postman

Middle School Division Finalists
EIGHTH WONDER by Maeve Hogan
CROSSING THE RED LIGHT by Chloe Ivey
THE INTERNET ISLAND PROJECT by Leo Lion
CHEATED, NEED TO KNOW, and I LOVE ME: A PARADE OF NARCISSISM by Stephanie Okun
UNFOLDED by Lucy Sydel

High School Division Winners
FIGHT DRAGONS WITH HOT CHOCOLATE by Hannah Reale
THE DREAM by Emma Silverman
CAN YOU HEAR THE WATERFALL? by Margaret Yassky

High School Division Honorable Mention
BASKETBALL by Charlotte Rauner
FAVORITE SON by Gillian Gold
SO WE BEAT ON… by Henry Q.P. Spiro

High School Division Finalists
COFFEE AND CHAMPAGNE by Cameron Decker
ELLIE AND NATHANIEL by Hannah Finamore-Rossler
HALLOWEEN, DIWALI, AND LOVE by Areina Ismail
I BLED OVER CHOCOLATE CAKE by Anjelika Amog
LITTLE THINGS by Grace Mennell
A PROFESSIONAL and BECKY by Emma Silverman