Plays By Young Writers

Plays By Young Writers

Playwrights Project Presents
Plays by Young Writers
February 1-9, 2013
The Lyceum Space

28th season of winning plays from the 2012 California Young Playwrights Contest

Fairy tale characters, a historical figure, and modern day teens pursue their dreams in the intriguing scripts presented in the 28th season of Plays by Young Writers. The stories spring from the imaginations of playwrights under age 19, the winners of the California Young Playwrights Contest. Scripts are evaluated in two age groups - winners age 14 and under receive readings, while writers age 15-18 work with Playwrights Project to stage full productions of their scripts. Playwrights revise their scripts, guided first by writing professionals and later by questions from the artists mounting the plays. Adult audiences are moved by the sophisticated ideas on the minds of teenage writers and students are intrigued by characters grappling with conflicts much like their own.


Friday, Feb. 2nd(7:30pm) OPENING NIGHT!!
Friday, Feb. 8th(7:30pm)
Saturday, Feb. 9th(7:30pm)
(Recommended for ages 11+):

Help! There's a Stranger Living Upstairs!
By Gilare Zada
Age 11, San Diego
Will the mysterious new boarder wreak even more havoc on Scarlet's crumbling life?

Full Productions:
The Family Table
By Owen Stone
Age 15, San Diego
After the loss of a child, a family's ritual helps them to love, survive, and move forward.

By Elana Zeltser
Age 16, Sherman Oaks
Modern-day Kasey is visited by Joan of Arc. Will they change the course of each other's lives?



Friday, Feb. 2nd(7:30pm) OPENING NIGHT!!
Feb 3rd(2:00pm)
Saturday, Feb. 9th(7:30pm)
(Recommended for ages 16+)

The Trial of Wolf vs. Pig
By Matthew Maceda
Age 13, San Diego
Are the Three Little Pigs just crying wolf?

Full Productions:
A Day in the Life
By Mimí Nicole
Age 18, San Francisco
The emotions, intellect, and libido of a teenage boy grapple for attention in this precocious comedy.

A Broken Promise
By Kimberly Bell
Age 18, San Diego
Can Rosie balance love for her gangster boyfriend and dreams of that she's pregnant?

Staged Readings directed by Erika Phillips.
PROGRAM A directed by Liz Shipman.
PROGRAM B directed by Kaja Amado Dunn.

Each performance includes one staged reading and two full productions,
Except Opening Night which includes all 4 readings.
Additionally, Wolf vs. Pig will be added to the Feb. 8, 7:30 pm performance.

School groups: please contact Playwrights Project for weekday matinees.

Opening Night Tickets are also sold through Playwrights Project. Call (619) 239-8222 or email: