Delaware Young Playwrights Festival 2015-2016

This season's DYPF kicks off on Saturday, September 26th with a workshop here at Delaware Theatre Company! This workshop will outline the parameters of the festival, and will allow students and teachers to learn about the building blocks they can use to begin writing these original dramatic works. 
To register your school, contact Johanna Schloss at 302-594-1104, ext. 204, or There is a nominal fee to enter.
Event: DYPF Kickoff Workshop
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Location: Delaware Theatre Company


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.


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