Young Playwrights Festival

Every spring, the Young Playwrights Festival showcases some of the best of the Young Playwrights Program (YPP).

Eight students are chosen to see their playwriting work come to life with the help of a professional artistic team. Once selected, the playwrights are partnered with a professional director, stage manager and actors; they continue to work diligently with their creative team to fine-tune their work, participate in rehearsals, and make their plays ready for public stage readings at ACT Theatre. Each play is presented twice during the three-day festival.

“Seeing my play onstage at ACT!!! It was like being able to fly for a few minutes. After it’s over, you walk around like you are dancing on the moon.”

Zoe Barker-Aderem, 2009 YPF participant