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Lyceum Theatres
Located at 79 Horton Plaza 324 Horton Plz San Diego, CA 92101
619-544-1000
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Website

http://www.playwrightsproject.org

Quotes & Highlights

“We have to begin the creative education of young people very, very young, far younger than most people think and that’s why an organization such as this one is so terribly important.”  —Edward Albee

Description

Along with classroom programs, Playwrights Project conducts the annual California Young Playwrights Contest for writers under the age of 19, and professionally produces the winning scripts. Programs also dramatize stories from the lives of seniors, foster youth, and underserved populations and support the development of emerging playwrights.

Full Productions

Trevor

By Ben Kelly

Age 18, Carlsbad

Directed by Ruff Yeager

Thirteen-year-old Trevor is a quirky, misunderstood outsider with a plan . . . world domination!

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*_*Next Train to Nowhere*_

By Kelsey Bavencoff

Age 18, Santee

Direced by Carrie Klewin

In this humorous look at life and death, two strangers meet on a train and change the course of each other’s life.

Readings

Directed by Aleta Barthell

Russet

By Kira Nolan

Age 11, Encinitas

Russet, a timid wolf pup, struggles to please his ferocious father.

The Spirits of the Bells

By Kaylin Jeanne Greisen

Age 11, San Diego

and Sydney Yockey

Age 11, San Diego

Grace can prove that spirits ring the bells in the Silver Tower, but at what cost?

Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth

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By Lisa Kirazian

With changes constantly surrounding them, foster care youth and adults endure challenges few others face. Hear their voices of hardship and hope in a new play by professional playwright Lisa Kirazian, incorporating material from theatre artist Katie Harroff and participants in the Telling Stories program.  (Recommended for ages 15 and older)

About the Ticket Supplier: Playwrights Project

The Mission of Playwrights Project is to advance literacy, creativity, and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.

Playwrights Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to arts education. Founded in 1985, Playwrights Project reaches up to 15,000 people annually through programs proven to:

* Teach the power of spoken and written language
* Nurture promising young writers
* Develop theatre artists and audiences
* Honor older individuals by dramatizing their life stories

Along with classroom programs, Playwrights Project conducts the annual California Young Playwrights Contest for writers under the age of 19, and professionally produces the winning scripts. Programs also dramatize stories from the lives of seniors, foster youth, and underserved populations and support the development of emerging playwrights.