Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Junior HS and Elementary playwrights
High School playwrights
Congratulations again to the playwrights! We had a wonderful time producing your work. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Please check our Facebook page for additional pictures from the 2013 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival. Guidelines for the 2014 contest will be posted this summer.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

2013 Festival is underway!

Aaron Kaplan in a scene from Blues-Berries by Philip Peker
Today began rehearsals for the 30th annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival! The day started with a reading of plays from the Junior HS and Elementary divisions followed by readings and blocking rehearsal for the high school plays. We were thrilled to have 7 of our 10 playwrights present today and look forward to working with them throughout the week.

Here are just a few glimpses into today's action:
Director Dania Ramos (left) works with Chaelee Chaput, Cara Ganski, and Tarshai Peterson (l-r) on a scene from You Definitely Got All That From Your Mother by Emma Iacometta.
Things got a little painful for Seth Jambor during rehearsal for Good News! by Philip Anastassiou

A moment from Mirror by Kelsey Garrett (l-r Cara Ganski and Chaelee Chaput)

See more pictures in the NJYPFestival 2013 album on our Facebook page (no need to be a Facebook member to see!).

Friday, May 17, 2013

Festival starts in a few days!

We're excited to begin rehearsing for the Festival on Sunday. We have a great cast and creative staff in place and are excited to bring such imaginative work to life. Stay tuned to this page and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates through the Festival!