Sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund
Our 33rd season of winning plays from the
2017 California Young Playwrights Contest
Plays by Young Writers is produced by Playwrights Project in association with The Old Globe.
Winners of the California Young Playwrights Contest were announced on Saturday, September 30th at Lights Up! Playwrights Take the Stage.
Recommended for Ages 11+
Directed by Ruff Yeager
By Kiegan Lee
Age 17, Aptos
Selfish gods ensnare teens in this retelling of a Samoan origin story.
By Tan'yeasia Brewster
Age 17, Moreno Valley
A surprising discovery allows three preteens to contemplate the unknown.
By Aisling Archdeacon
Age 11, Carlsbad
Rock helps Paper and Scissors return home to the classroom.
Recommended for Ages 14+
Directed by George Yé
By Cassandra Hsiao
Age 17, Walnut
A rebel teaches a star student that the truth cannot be incinerated.
By Savannah Spatafora
Age 16, Burbank
She like-likes him; he just wants space. Can they be un-lonely together?
By Sofia Miller
Age 14, San Diego
Life and Death find themselves united by humanity.
*Opening Night features the four Full Productions and includes a post-performance reception. Proceeds help support Playwrights Project.
If you have a gift certificate please call to redeem. Gift certificates are not available for use online.
Weekday matinees (10am) are primarily booked with school groups, with limited availability for the general public.
Please call (858) 384-2970 to check availability.
Please note that online ticket sales end twelve hours prior to the performance.
After this time, remaining tickets will be available for purchase at the theatre.
To buy tickets, select a date in the calendar above, or call (858) 384-2970.
|School Groups of 10 or More||$10.00|
|Other Groups of 10 or More||$15.00|
Please call (858) 384-2970 for group bookings.
|Ruff Yeager||Festival Artistic Director|
|Ruff Yeager||Director- Progam A|
|George Yé||Director - Program B|
|George Yé||Dramaturg - Fire Hazard|
|Dramaturg - Sina and the Eel|
|Aleta Barthell||Dramaturg - Alone by the Playground|
|Thelma deCastro||Dramaturg - A Life or Death Situation|
|Charmaine Reed||Production Stage Manager|
|Jordyn Smiley||Costume Design|
|Nate Parde||Lighting Design|
|Mike Buckley||Properties & Scenic Design|
|Justin Livengood||Sound Design|
|Andrew Young||Technical Director|
Plays by Young Writers sponsored by the
Playwrights Project gratefully acknowledges major support for this program from:
Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund
City of San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture
Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust
San Diego County Community Enhancement Program
District 4 (Ron Roberts) & District 3 (Dave Roberts)
Kinder Morgan Foundation
Additional support provided by:
Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation
Community Service Association of San Diego Unified School District
Kiwanis Club of La Jolla
Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego
Script Readers & Final Judges
We also thank the many theatre professionals and judges who helped critique the plays in this year's contest.
Rachael Van Wormer
Playwrights Project Contest Coordinator
Playwrights Project Founder
Delicia Turner Sonnenberg
Founding Artistic Director, MOXIE Theater
Danielle Mages Amato
Literary Manager at The Old Globe Theatre
Casting Director at San Diego Repertory Theatre
Celebrated playwright, film director and screenwriter
Adjunct Instructor, Southwestern College
& Playwrights Project Festival Artistic Director