Next week, we can't wait to catch as much of Writopia Lab's Worldwide Plays Festival as we can! Writopia Lab is a wonderful organization that "fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing." Their annual playwriting festival pairs children aged 6-18 with professional playwrights, directors, and actors to develop, then fully realize their scripts. This year our very own Aaron Rossini had the absolute pleasure to direct one of the pieces (which will be shown Saturday, May 13th at 2 PM). Additionally, Nick Gandiello, writer of our 2016 production of The Wedge Horse, is the Associate Artistic Director of the program. There are too many dates and performances to fully list here, so head on over to their website to view the full program and purchase tickets.
May 8 - 14, 2017
357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10018
A Little About The Festival
This year, our theme is Home. Every play will take place within a single room of a house. These plays will be performed as an immersive theatre experience, allowing audience members to move from room to room and play to play.
The select group of playwrights represent New York City, Westchester County, Washington, DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles, and the cast of professional actors reflects New York City’s diversity, bringing a full range of backgrounds and experiences to the rehearsal room and the stage.
The Worldwide Plays Festival is a vital way in which we foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in our writers. We couldn’t be more excited to help them engage with their communities by creating immediate new works for the stage!