THE BLANK THEATRE
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS ACADEMY
#YPA Summer 2020

Registration Deadline: JULY 15, 2020

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NOW PLAYING!
NATHAN C. JONES: A LOVE STORY?
World Premiere


IT’S THE BLANK’S 30th ANNIVERSARY!

30 Years
31 World Premieres
78 Mainstage Productions
200+ Theatre Awards
332 Young Playwrights
800+ New Plays
5,000+ Actors
7,000+ Theatre Artists
50,000+ Audience Members

THANKS TO EVERYONE!

Help us celebrate The Blank’s next 30 years with a $30 investment in The Future of Theatre!

 

Young Playwrights Festival Competition 2020
Winners!

Dust Bunnies
by Caroline Chown
Age 18, from Virginia Beach, VA

Watch You’re Mouth
by Alyssa Ho, Age 16
& Miya Matsumune, Age 15, from Upland, CA

Viewer Discretion Advised
by Alethea Shirilan-Howlett
Age 17, from Jamesville, NY

Nuclear
Elizabeth Shannon
Age 16, from Frederick, MD

The Surly Bonds of Earth
by Maggie Munday Odom
Age 17. from High Point, NC

Tiny Little Problems
by Jane Brinkley
Age 16, from Eugene, OR

Blacktop Jungle
by Jared Goudsmit
Age 19, from Kirkwood, MO

God on Vacation
by Brigitte Boisson
Age 16, from Miami Gardens, FL

China Doll, in Lavender
by Jennifer Xiang
Age 17, from Fremont, CA

What To Expect When You’re Expecting Our Lord And Savior
by Bailey Garcia
Age 19, from New York, NY

Mima
by Remi Mark
Age 18, from Miami, FL

The First Year I Missed
by Zoe Boray, Age 16,
& Lea Mihok, Age 16, from Burlington, VT

Parent, Legal Guardian, Angel, Other
by Zander Pryor
Age 17, from Dallas, TX

HONORABLE MENTION
(2 plays, same author)
Inline
Sticky
by Vivienne Blouin
Age 18, from Arlington, VA

See great plays and support the arts. From the comfort of your home!

Welcome to The Blank’s 3rd Stage: a brand new subscriber-supported Patreon channel where you can explore The Blank’s work digitally, including the 2019 Young Playwrights Festival. We already posted all twelve plays from 2019 YPF for your enjoyment, and in the near future we will add the shows from 2018 YPF, 2017 YPF and other videos from The Blank’s vast archives.

By becoming a subscriber on Patreon, you can explore our exciting world of new plays and discover new voices that will tell our stories for generations to come. For a very small monthly fee ($5 to $10) you can subscribe and navigate through the many delights awaiting you. That’s a bargain compared to streaming first-run movies at $20 for just one view!

And you’ll support the Young Playwrights Festival, young artists, The Blank Theatre, our commitment to new plays, and new ways of bringing that work to audiences.

BEGIN YOUR JOURNEY BY CLICKING HERE!

 

Unlock these and all of last year’s YPF plays when you become a subscriber to The Blank’s Patreon channel!

We look forward to exploring theatre in a whole new way with you!

The Future of Theatre is Here. At The Blank. On Patreon!

Stay safe and enjoy!

YOUR BLANK FAMILY

 



Become A YPFuture Founding Member

Over the last 27 years, The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival
has produced 332 plays by young writers ages 9 to 19 selected from over 5,000 nationwide submissions.

Nowhere else in the world can young playwrights see their vision come to life on stage in professional productions with caring and capable
mentoring to help them develop their craft.

Introducing YPFuture

YPFuture is a member community passionate about investing in the future of theatre.

YPFuture’s mission is to establish and grow a robust, sustainable, and
supportive community whose contributions ensure the future of The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival.

LEARN MORE ABOUT YPFUTURE

To become a Founding Member of YPFuture
please call us at 323.871.8018
or
email us ypfuture@TheBlank.com.

 

Become A YPFuture Founding Member

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