Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Playwrights

It's been a busy summer at Playwrights Theatre. Tomorrow ends our second session of Summer Theatre Camp and then there are three more sessions to go! (Still room in our classes, too. Click here to check it out and to sign up for a class -

In our first session, the students in the Playwriting Lab wrote their own short plays under the direction of PTNJ teaching artist Ben Clawson. Ben and fellow actors, Scott Cagney and Annie Rutherford Lutz, performed the students' work at an informal table reading on the last day of camp.

Ben Clawson and some of the playwrights at work.

All of our summer offerings center on the creation of new work by the class participants, but the Playwriting Lab is the home for students in grades 7-12 who want to work on their own piece. I hope to see some of the scripts generated in this past class submitted to the NJ Young Playwrights Festival in the fall.

(Speaking of the Festival, keep your eyes peeled for new submission guidelines as the end of summer approaches!)

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