Philadelphia Young Playwrights
New plays, new perspectives, New Voices—featuring seven plays chosen from more than 700 submissions as part of Young Playwrights’ Annual Playwriting Festival. Written by students, directed by theatre professionals, and performed by Temple undergraduate actors. Be the first to experience new works by our latest class of playwrights—Cohort 29!
Now in its 27th year, Temple Theaters collaborative project with Philadelphia Young Playwrights presents prize-winning plays from area high school and middle school playwrights. Catch talented playwrights at the beginning of their career! Previous winners have included Emily Acker of the playwrights collective Orbiter 3 (I Am Not My Motherland), novelist Elise Juska (The Blessings), and Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful).
New Voices Festival Bill 1
Walk Away by Crystalbell Smith, The Academy at Palumbo
The Money by Ariel Feinberg, Cheltenham High School
Mime Guy by Isaiah Smith, Roxborough High School
The Disappearance of Cynthia Nau by Maya Peniazek, High School of the Creative and Performing Arts
New Voices Festival Bill 2
Aliyah by Ambria Hartie, The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush
Kindness is Like Sooo Two Hundred Years Ago by Katherine Foulke, The Shipley School
Kids These Days by Amelia Xanthe Boscov, Friends Central School