All levels of experience welcome
Spend 10 weeks learning the art of playwriting in the Young Playwrights Program! Whether you are already a wizard with words or you’ve never dreamed of writing anything outside of school, you’ll learn how to get your creative juices flowing and how to transform your stories, experiences, and opinions from thoughts in your head to words on a page. The class will end with a showcase of student work and the play you create will have a chance to be produced as a staged reading in ACT’s 2012 Young Playwrights Festival!
"ACT has shown me how to take an idea and make a world." –Ellie Drayton, Seattle Girls' School
Class Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9/20 - 12/1 (No class 11/24) 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Special Showcase of student work 12/6 at 6pm
YPP Celebration Event 12/12 at 6pm
Street, Seattle, WA
Tuition Cost: Thanks to generous support from the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and the Jeffris Wood Foundation, the Afterschool at ACT program will be offered for free.
YPP Instructor Bio: Kristina Sutherland is the Director of Education at ACT and began teaching for the Young Playwrights Program in 2006. The author of several plays produced in Seattle and beyond, Kristina was recently nominated for a Gregory Award and an American Theatre Critics Association Award for Nancy, Frank and Joe
, which she co-created with Desiree Prewitt.About the Young Playwrights Program
The Young Playwrights Program seeks to provide its young participants with the tools and the opportunity to express aloud their diverse thoughts, ideas, concerns and viewpoints about themselves, the world in which they are living, and the challenges they face. The YPP seeks further to endow them with self-confidence and a sense that their ideas matter and that their voices deserve to, and will, be heard.
For information on how to sign up or ACT’s policies and procedures, contact Director of Education Kristina Sutherland at Kristina.Sutherland@acttheatre.org
or 206.292.7660 ext. 1338, or visit: http://www.acttheatre.org/Tickets/OnStage/AfterschoolYPPatACT