Young Playwrights Festival

OCTOBER 1 – 11, 2013

City Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival stages professional productions of six winning, one-act plays chosen from over 200 Young Playwrights Contest submissions. In addition, the annual festival offers unique theatre workshops for students of all ages.

Open to the public

Saturday, October 5
1pm      Middle School Performance
6pm      High School Performance

Sunday, October 6
1pm      High School Performance
6pm      Middle School Performance

Open to student groups only; not to the public

Tuesdays, October 1 and 8
10am    Middle School Performance

Wednesdays, October 2 and 9
10am    High School Performance

Thursdays, October 3 and 10
10am    Middle School Performance

Fridays, October 4 and 11
10am    High School Performance


High School Division:

Dial Tone
by Mayah El-Dehaibi
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12

by Shea Minter
Shady Side Academy

Tame (This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven)
by Tyler Hudson
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12

Middle School Division:

The Amazon: Race to the Cure
by Hope LeGrande and Honesty LeGrande
Pittsburgh Arsenal 6-8

Deck the Halls
by Lily Buchanan
Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12

What Are the Odds?
by Alayna Perrine and Ariana Distler
Sharpsville Area Middle School

Open to the public

STORYTELLERS with Dance, Mime, and Movement
October 5 from 2:30-4pm
There are many different ways to tell a story. Put the paper and pencil aside while you learn to become a storyteller by exploring dance, mime, and movement. Participants will create an original performance piece that they will then perform live in City Theatre’s studio! Ages 11-18.

“LET’S GO GREEN!” Puppetry
October 6 from 2:30-4pm
Test the limits of your creativity by using found objects and recyclable materials to create a one-of-a-kind story! Participants will learn how to make and manipulate their own puppets using narration, movement, and imagination. By the end of this workshop, students will take to the stage and watch their creations come to life! All supplies provided. Ages 11-18.

Ticket Pricing


Including three middle or high school selections

$15.00 for adults
$10.00 for students


Workshops are free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. Contact Kristen by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x225 to reserve space.

Additional Info


For student matinee tickets and more information about the Young Playwrights Festival, contact Kristen Link, Director of Education and Accessibility, by email or by calling 412.431.4400 x225.