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Young Playwrights Program: Page & Stage

Friday, October 21, 2016

NCCP is thrilled to partner with City Theatre for it's Young Playwrights Program.

Students in our new Page & Stage club will work with Ms. Goughneour, Ms. Vigilante, and teaching artist Shannon Reed.

City Theatre Young Playwrights is a comprehensive, dynamic approach to arts education serving teachers, students, and the Pittsburgh community. .

The workshops are student-centered, involving young people in hands-on activities and stressing the idea of an ensemble environment. The Artistic Team engages students in writing and revising activities, including writing conferences and theatre techniques such as improvisation and performance. All subject areas and life experiences are material the students can shape artistically to create an original work. 

Throughout the workshops, playwriting can be used in many ways—not only integrated into a language arts curriculum, but as a teaching tool to aid students in learning content material such as history, world cultures, science, and math.

The program culminates in the opportunity for students to submit their work to the Young Playwrights Contest.  Winning scripts will be performed by professional actors at City Theatre during their 2017-2018 season.