Book a Playwriting Workshop

Looking for a playwriting workshop for your school, theatre or writers' group? YouthPLAYS co-founder Jonathan Dorf and Artistic Associate Nicole B. Adkins are accomplished teachers of playwriting who have taught extensively at all levels, and are available to conduct workshops worldwide either in person or virtually via Skype or other electronic means.

What Does a Workshop Entail?
Workshops are all individualized, and thus are extremely flexible in their scope and topics. In other words, tell us what you want, and we'll create it. That could mean anything from a single hour online to go over the basics of playwriting or an extended residency of a week or more in which we work intensively with your young writers to create new plays. Not sure what would be best? We're happy to advise you, and to work with you to design a program that achieves your goals.

How Much Does It Cost?
The workshop cost depends first on if it will be conducted online or in person, and then on the amount of time the workshop will cover. Be aware that in the case of visits/residencies, you will also be responsible for expenses: travel to the destination (e.g. air), hotel, a stipend to cover meals (or you can provide the meals), and local transportation. A great way to defray expenses is to get local sponsors (e.g. a hotel might offer a discount, or sometimes banks and other organizations have money set aside for education), or to team up with another school or local group.

How Do We Get Started?
Email us and tell us a little about what you're looking for. We'll take it from there.

Did You Know?


Jessica McGettrick wrote her first play - a musical, about a girl named Suzie who wanted to go to a place called “Flip-Blip Town" when she was four years old.