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empowering young playwrights to write their stories

Playwriting from Scratch: New Works Intensive is a new program that provides five young playwrights [13-18 years old] a free two week playwriting intensive. Playwrights will write an original 10 minute play to be rehearsed and performed by professional artists in two staged readings as well as participate in skills building workshops with professional mentors. Participants will also receive access to the entirety of The Scratch: Seattle Workshop Series. This program is designed to artistically and professionally support young writers eager to learn more about playwriting.

Seeking candidates with an open mind and a desire to grow as playwrights. No playwriting or theatre experience is required. Applicants must be between 13-18 years old and have local housing in the Seattle area. Participants must be available for all of the program dates. Participation is free.

Young Playwrights: 13-18 years old

Dates: Monday-Friday, August 12-16 & 19-23, session and reading times have not yet been determined

Applications Closed - Deadline: May 19

Interviews will be held in early June