The Delaware Young Playwrights Festival is back! DTC's celebrated playwriting program returns for another season of inspiring and encouraging the creative talents of your students in writing for the theatre! DYPF challenges Delaware students in 8th through 12th grades to become active participants in the art of theatre by writing their own plays under the guidance of Delaware Theatre Company's Department of Education and Community Engagement.
Highlights of DYPF include:
Interactive online workshops for teachers and students led by professional theatre artists.
Personalized standards-based feedback on each student’s playwriting work.
Opportunities to collaborate with theatre professionals on the page-to-stage process.
A public performance of select students' works enhanced through the artistry of DTC's professional theatre team.
Awards and recognitions for all student playwrights.
Online (Zoom) DYPF Kick-Off Workshop!
Thursday, October 1, 2020
First Drafts are due Friday, October 23!
DYPF plays must follow the given theme and parameters. See the DYPF Writing Guide (click PDF above) to learn more. For more information about these and other details, or to register, contact Director of Education Johanna Schloss at email@example.com.
Writing Guide PDF
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
The 2019-2020 DYPF Winning Playwrights
Lauren MacAllister (St. Elizabeth School); Bridgette A. Rivers (St. Elizabeth School), Nikolas Mandalas (Dover High School), Melody Fritz (Appoquinimink High School). Not pictured, but also a winning playwright: Zach Hitchens (Cab Calloway School of the Arts)
DYPF is funded in part by a grant from Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities. DYPF is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.