Monday, May 22, 2017

Announcing the 2017 NJ Young Playwrights Festival plays

We are pleased to announce the plays and playwrights whose work will be presented at the 2017 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival on June 26 & 27:

High School (grades 10-12)
Hot Dogs and Feminism by Jasmine Sharma, Bergen County Academies
Learn Your ABCs by Elijah Gaines, Lindenwold HS & Jaleel Lindsey
Packing by Michael Villanueva, Middlesex County Acedemy for Performing Arts
Smile by Kianni Keys, Newark Academy
Trust No One by Gabrielle Poisson, Newark Academy

Junior HS (grades 7-9)
Chow Chow by Marra Finkelstein, Eisenhower Middle School (Wyckoff)
Dog Sitters by Lena Shmitt, Frelinghuysen Middle School (Morristown)
"My Extraordinary World" by Charlie McLace by Maya Levenstein, Green Meadow Middle School (Hackettstown)

Elementary (grades 4-6)
Girl World, Boy World by Isabella Cerciello, St. Vincent Martyr School (Madison)
Robot House by Luke Sherman, Torey J. Sabatini School (Madison)
Techno Takeover by Darren Van Pelt, Manasquan Elementary School

Read more about these plays/playwrights on the Writers Theatre blog at…/

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Junior HS & Elementary selections coming soon!

We've finally resolved the issues that prevented the announcement of the Junior HS and Elementary selections. That information will be released on Friday. Thanks for your continued patience and understanding!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Nearly there!

Hang in there, young playwrights! We're almost done confirming the last details of the Festival. Once I get final approval, I will be in touch with the playwrights whose scripts have been selected for the Junior HS and Elementary division presentations. We can also confirm the last scheduling details, too. Just a few days more. Thanks for your patience!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Junior High School finalists notified

Junior HS finalists (grades 7-9) have been notified via the email address provided with the script submission in January. Please note that if you submitted a script as a classroom project that the notice may have been sent to your teacher. Finalists will have until April 6 @ 11:59 PM to make any revisions to their script and re-submit it for final consideration by our selection panel.

Elementary finalists will be notified by the end of next week.

Our selection panel for Junior HS and Elementary plays will meet at the end of April and we will notify the playwrights whose plays will be presented at the festival by April 30th. Thank you!