Program Description: An engaging three-week playwriting intensive! Writers ages 15-22 team with instructors to practice the art of playwriting and develop short new plays. Plays are produced over a weekend of performances using professional actors and directors.
Two nationally renowned playwrights will lead day-long Master Classes during the Intensive, offering students the opportunity to learn from the leading voices in American theatre in an intimate setting.
To be eligible for the Intensive, Playwrights must be:
- Between the ages of 15-22 during the Summer Intensive.
- Committed to developing a new short play during the Intensive.
Playwriting Intensive schedule: Monday, July 10 through Sunday, July 30
- 9:30am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.
Each day begins with a physical warm-up, ensemble-generated poetry and a balance of guided exercises and self-directed writing time allowing playwrights to discover the play that is emerging. Feedback from nationally recognized playwrights and writing mentors along with the collaborative nature of the rehearsal and revision process all combine to support the playwright in a challenging yet satisfying development process.
Weekend Festival Schedule:
- July 28, 29, 30. Performances begin at 7:00pm
- The cost for the Summer Intensive is $750.00
- Partial and full scholarships are available based on need and merit.
Dee Covington heads the Curious New Voices youth playwriting program, entering its 14th season. She is a founding member of Curious Theatre Company with over 20 years of experience working with teenagers in a variety of theatrical settings, including the nationally recognized teen theatre company Break the Cycle and the prestigious Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.