The Delaware Young Playwrights Festival (DYPF) is a program designed to provide an outlet for DE students grades 8-12 to get the professional playwright treatment! From standards-based feedback on first-round drafts to thorough workshops with industry professionals, playwrights selected in DTC's festival bring their ideas from page to stage.
2019-2020 DYPF WINNERS
Delaware Theatre Company is pleased to announce the five winning plays and playwrights in the 2019-2020 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival!
Distant Shores by Melody Fritz of Appoquinimink High School
Fortunes by Zach Hitchens of Cab Calloway School of the Arts
Coffee Shop by Nikolas Mandalas of Dover High School
The Lost Kids by Lauren MacAllister of St. Elizabeth School
The Mind's Eye by Bridgette A. Rivers of St. Elizabeth School
The finalists (now winners) 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 a public showcase performance.
The following plays/playwrights were those named as Honorable Mentions:
The Vinyl by Asjah Brown, MOT Charter High School
Composition by Kylie Daisey, Cape Henlopen High School
Coffee and Confidants by Skylar Hass, Smyrna High School
A Glass Mask by Trinity Hunt, Cab Calloway School of the Arts
More Than an Eye by Hylea Lisenby, Cape Henlopen High School
Wondering Goodbye by Katelyn Mock, Sussex Central High School
We were able to honor all of these plays/playwrights, as well as any student who wrote for this year's festival on March 12, 2020 on the DTC stage. Thank you to all who joined us, and we hope to see you again for the 2021 Festival!
I would certainly recommend this program to other students or aspiring playwrights. These five workshops [were] extraordinarily helpful in improving my writing skills. Delaware Theatre Company offers a rare, invaluable opportunity to nourish one's creativity. The level of interest and commitment that DTC incorporates into this program is truly admirable and inspiring.
–Athira, student playwright
Delaware Young Playwrights Festival is generously supported by: