Venue Details

5123 Star Starred
The Lyceum Stage
79 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA 92101
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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


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


By Ben Kelly

Age 18, Carlsbad

Directed by Ruff Yeager

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


*_*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.


Directed by Aleta Barthell


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


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)

Best Coast Beer Fest <em>The Poetry Brothel</em> <em>Salome</em> <em>Peter Pan</em> Circus Vargas: <em>Steam Cirque</em> <em>Urinetown the Musical</em>