Young Playwrights for Change
Young Playwrights for Change is a national project that harnesses the creativity of young playwrights and brings focus to real world issues. Through Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, middle school students from across the US have been invited to respond to the question: What makes a family? Discover how young playwrights from our region look at how families today blend race, culture, sexual orientation and generations and come together through adoption, birth, marriage and many other ways. The goal is to produce meaningful conversations that will ripple across our nation in classrooms, theatres, and communities. The DC regional contest was sponsored collaboratively by The Kennedy Center, Young PlaywrightsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Theater & Atlas Performing Arts Center. Experience young voices responding to their world.
Congratulations to our winning playwrights:
Francesca Tamirisa, Washington International School, Washington, DC
Samantha Low, Swanson Middle School, Arlington, VA
Kaitlyn Murphy, Cardozo Education Campus, Washington, DC
Sophie Peikin, Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC
Isabelle Vernalia, Lloyd G. Blanchard Middle School, Westford, MA