DYPF 2014-2015


Congratulations to our winners of the 2014-2015 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival!
1st Place: Ed and Coop by Hannah Biener and Charles Teague, Charter School of Wilmington
2nd Place: Transcendence by Anastasia Hutnick, Padua Academy
3rd Place: The Wheel of Fortune by Anna Smith, Padua Academy
Honorable Mention: Cutting Strings by Sam Stewart, William Penn High School


Honorable Mention: Letting Go by Mitali Patel, St. Elizabeth High School
Honorable Mention: Darkness: a Happy Sappy Extravaganza! by Dylan Lang, Cab Calloway School of the Arts



These six plays by seven playwrights were selected as finalists in the 2014-2015 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival (DYPF) in December. The finalists participated in a series of playwriting workshops with professional theatre artists from Delaware Theatre Company to further refine their writing and ready their works for the public showcase. This performance took place on February 24, 2015 at 7:30pm on the DTC stage for a very enthusiastic audience. We are very proud of these published playwrights!
If you or your school want to get involved with the Delaware Young Playwrights Festival for 2015-2016, contact the Education Department at (302)-594-1104, ext. 249, 204, or 226.


The theme for this season's Young Playwrights Festival is, "If I ever hope to learn anything about myself and the things around me, I've got to stand completely on my own." This quotation comes from Ingmar Bergman's play Nora, an adaptation of Ibsen's A Doll's House that will be presented on DTC's main stage in February. Students will be challenged to write a play in which a character strives for newfound independence in thought and action in an important circumstance or situation.

Call or email Allie Steele, Asst. Director of Education & Community Engagement, for further details regarding the Young Playwrights Festival: (302)-594-1104, ext. 249 or asteele@delawaretheatre.org



On May 15, 2014, Senator Nicole Poore and the Delaware State Senate presented a tribute to the students who were selected as finalists in the 2013-2014 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival. Senator Poore's tribute took place in the Senate Legislative Hall in Dover, DE.

Delaware Theatre Company and the Department of Education are very proud of all seven playwrights, and we congratulate them on their hard work throughout this process!


DYPF is generously supported by

Delaware Division of the Arts
Delaware Humanities Forum
Wilmington University