SATURDAY ~ January 30

Young Playwrights Festival
By Emily Imanishi, Aishwarya Marathe, Lana Sage & Casey Tilgner
Program director Megan Ward Stevens
Producer: Lakewood Theatre Company

Young Playwrights Festival celebrates its 5th year as a participant in Fertile Ground Festival. Past YPF selectees have gone on to receive regional and national recognition for their awards by The Blank Theatre’s Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles, National Endowment for the Arts/American Theatre Wing 2020 Songwriting Competition and other state and local competitions. YPF is a collection of one act plays by student playwrights who have been selected to work with professional directors, actors and playwrights to gain insight, experience and feedback to develop their plays. YPF provides an opportunity for these playwrights to learn and discover from professional playwright mentors, Matthew Zrebski, C.S. Whitcomb and others on how to hone their playwriting skills through a series of workshops. YPF is under the direction of Megan Ward Stevens who is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab in New York City and holds a B.A. Honors in Theatre, from Goldsmiths College at the University of London. She is the former Artistic/Literary Assistant and a festival producer for JAW: A Playwrights Festival at Portland Center Stage. The culmination of the YPF process is to experience the audience response at this presentation of their work.

(1 hour, 48 minutes)

Donate to this project:  Lakewood Theatre Company