Saturday, September 6, 2008

Philadelphia Young Playwrights: Playwriting Workshop for Homeschoolers ages 10 - 13!

9:30am to 12 noon
October 7, 2008 through December 2, 2008
The Free Library of Haverford Township

After two very successful programs for homeschooled teens this wonderful learning and growing opportunity is being offered to homeschoolers ages 10-13!

$135 per participant for the entire 20 hours!
(that's $6.75 per hour)

October 7, 2008 through December 2, 2008
(no class on October 28th)

9:30am to 12 noon

The Free Library of Haverford Township
1601 Darby Road,
Havertown, PA

10-13, grades 5-7
(there's some flexibility inquire via e-mail)

The program is limited to 12 students.
Please register via e-mail
to Sharlene by

Deadline to register:
September 8, 2008.

Amy Hodgdon
Director of Education for
Philadelphia Young Playwrights.

The Philadelphia Young Playwrights organization has been bringing the art of play writing to schools and community organizations in the Philadelphia area since 1987.

Since 2007 they have been offering this highly successful program to homeschooling teens. Students learning the art of play writing and performance, gain skills in literacy, writing, revision, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. The program also promotes the exchange of ideas, tolerance, diversity, community involvement and access to the arts. Self-esteem, a sense of individual and group responsibility will also be enhanced via this program.

Students write an original group-authored play during eight dynamic, hands-on workshops. Professional actors put the students' work-in-progress up on its feet as a means of generating feedback for revision and inspiring students' efforts. A final performance of their play is presented at the concluding festival which is open to the community and scheduled in the early evening.

In May of each year, Philadelphia Young Playwrights holds a festival where young
playwrights from all over the region submit their original work. Selected plays are performed in area theaters by professional actors. Each play submitted, even if not chosen for performance, is carefully reviewed by professional teachers and playwrights and returned with tremendous, positive feedback.

The play created during the workshop will b eligible for submission to the festival!