Friday, April 27, 2012

NJ Young Playwrights to speak at NYU

Tomorrow (Saturday, April 28), I will be presenting a session about the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival at the NYU Forum on Theatre for Young Audiences.

I will be joined by three former young playwrights: Summer Dawn Hortillosa (2006), Constantine Lignos (2006), and Justine DeSilva (2010, 2011). We will be discussing their experiences in the Festival and the impact it has had on their work since. We will also consider the questions of how to share young playwrights' work with a wider audience and place of young playwrights' work within the field of theatre for young audiences (TYA).

On Sunday (April 29) at the NYU Forum, John Pietrowski, Artistic Director of Playwrights Theatre of NJ will be a panelist for a discussion about the current and future role of the writer in the theatre.

You can follow the conference through the NYU Forum's blog at and get more information via the website at or the Facebook page at!/nyutyaforum.

I will also provide some updates here next week.