Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Young Playwrights Latino Challenge Launches Workshops and a Competition

Young Playwrights Latino Challenge is launching FREE Playwriting Workshops for High School Students. Presented by TeatroStageFest in partnership with Young Playwrights, Inc. Pre-Registation is required.

WHEN: Saturdays, March 14, 21, 28; 1-4pm

WHERE: Young Playwrights Inc., 431 Fifth Avenue, Between 38th & 39th Streets

TeatroStageFest, the annual artistic, educational, and cultural celebration produced by the Latino International Theater Festival of New York, Inc. (LITF/NY) is partnering once more with Young Playwrights Inc. to bring the Third Annual Young Playwrights Latino Challenge (YPLC), a program that fosters the spirit of achievement among New York City high school students through playwriting. The program will provide three Free Playwriting Workshops for all NYC high school students, led by established playwrights and directors. Students will be able to read scenes from their works-in-progress and share their questions. They may choose to attend one, two or all three sessions. Free Metrocards will be provided to registrants. Seating is limited so pre-registration is required.

The Saturday workshops will lead up to the YPLC Playwriting Competition, open to ALL high school students citywide. First Prize Play will receive a $500 cash award, and a staged reading with professional actors during TeatroStageFest (June 15-28, 2009). Second and Third Prize Plays: $250 each. All students submitting a play to the competition will receive professional feedback, a Certificate of Merit, and two tickets to a TeatroStageFest 2009 production.

YPLC WORKSHOP REGISTRATION AND COMPETITION GUIDELINES: www.teatrostagefest.org or 212-695-4010.

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