Opportunities for Young Playwrights

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You already know about our annual Playwriting Competition, open to all ages as long as you’re a resident of Georgia. But did you know that there are playwriting opportunities across Atlanta geared to students ages 8 through out of school?

Check out some of the opportunities we’ve found:

Playwriting Camp at Georgia Tech with Suehyla El-Attar

Registration is still open for the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts Playwriting Camp,  June 1-12. For students age 8-14, the play created in this camp will be performed at the end of Drama Camp on July 2. Students can participate in both camps or just one, but families from both camps are invited to the performance on July 2.

Horizon Theatre Playwriting Apprenticeshipapprentice-recruiting-eblast2015-generic

This apprenticeship is perfect for aspiring and early career playwrights. Running September 1-June 30, the apprenticeship includes a weekly writer’s lab, masterclasses, monthly workshops and more and culminates in an Apprentice Playwrights Showcase. Check out what Horizon Theatre’s own Marguerite Hannah had to say about the apprenticeship:

Since its inception, Horizon’s apprentice program has differentiated itself int he market by having young playwrights as a mandatory component in the mix. But today, playwrights are not just a component in the mix. Horizon Theatre’s Apprentice Program’s primary focus is the new play development process, and the foundation of that process is playwrights and actors who are looking to contribute more to the creative process.

Don’t wait any longer! Take advantage of these or any of the other amazing opportunities around town, to learn from other Georgia playwrights and work with your peers to hone your craft. And maybe one day it’ll be your play on our stage, and we’ll be helping to give you a voice across the country and the world.