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Madison Young Playwrights Program

32 Years of  Professional Theatre Artists Teaching Playwriting in the Madison Public Schools

To enroll, click on the Enrollment Form tab, below.

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Madison Young Playwrights Program 

For 32 years The Madison Young Playwrights Program has taught after-school playwriting classes in all Madison Elementary Schools, St. Vincent Martyr, and The Madison Junior School. Classes meet once per week for 10 weeks, and are taught by professional playwrights and theatre artists.

All completed plays are submitted to both the Madison Young Playwrights Contest and the New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest. Representative plays from each class are presented in assembly programs at the schools as staged readings with professional actors.

Click on the tabs for information about the Madison Young Playwrights Program. Also, check out blog posts from our Madison YPP Teaching Artists.

Enrollment for the program opens during the Summer of the upcoming school year. The program is offered to students in grades 4-8. Application information is distributed to parents from the individual schools through both paper and electronic forms. Students can be registered for class on this website by clicking on the “Enrollment Form” tab. Please check the “Program Schedule” tab prior to registration, as different schools may be operating on different schedules.

2018-19 Madison Young Playwrights School Schedule

We are currently working to schedule program dates with each individual school. Dates and times listed below have been confirmed with the school; updates will be provided below as they are available.

Central Avenue ES: Wednesdays/3:15-4:45 pm/Sept 26 – Dec 12 (no class Oct 31, Nov 21)*

Kings Road ES: Tuesdays/3:15-4:45 pm/Sept 25 – Dec 4 (no class Nov 20)

Torey J. Sabatini ES: Wednesdays/3:15-4:45 pm/Sept 26 – Dec 12 (no class Oct 31, Nov 21)*

Madison Junior School: Tuesdays/3:15-4:45 pm/ Sept 25 – Dec 4 (no class Nov 20)

St. Vincent Martyr School: TBD

*Please note that the schedule for Central Avenue & Torey J Sabatini Schools has changed since the original information flyer was sent out.

Any emergency cancellations will be announced on both our Writers Theatre of New Jersey Facebook Page and on our Emergency Notices Page.

 

Madison Young Playwrights Program Enrollment Form
You will find the enrollment form for the Madison Young Playwrights Program below.

Madison Young Playwrights Festival– Reading Archive

For 32 years, the Madison Young Playwrights Festival has brought professional actors and directors together to present representative plays written in our Madison Young Playwrights workshops. Here are the plays we have presented:

2016
Play Author School
Bullying Is Not Fun Rebecca Elsner Central Ave ES
Childs Nightmare Ava Vazquez Central Ave ES
Fun for Everyone Camryn Morales Central Ave ES
Santa or Not Ava Fasolas Central Ave ES
The Haunted House Karoline O’Neill Central Ave ES
A Day in the Life of Leo Benderson Rishi Arun Madison JHS
Political Nightmare Artha Abeysinghe Madison JHS
Spelling Bee Nick Forbes Madison JHS
The Cheater Nivan Dhamija Madison JHS
The Value of Ten Dollars Vanya Dhamija Madison JHS
Mets Grace Collins Kings Rd. ES
No! Ellison Errington Kings Rd. ES
Space Race Faiz Yasin Kings Rd. ES
Stevie and His Friends Henrik Hamilton Kings Rd. ES
The Story of Oz Libby Nebres Kings Rd. ES
A Family to Remember Gabriela Mallack St. Vincent Martyr ES
Believe in Yourself Amy Pacchia St. Vincent Martyr ES
Bug Attack Francesca Wan St. Vincent Martyr ES
School of Nerds Ryan Carrell St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Great Escape Cinaed Collins St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Magical Snowflake Jenny Callandriello St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Spies Bea Tanas St. Vincent Martyr ES
Trapped Ciara Collins St. Vincent Martyr ES
Wanted Emma Michelloti St. Vincent Martyr ES
A Broken Leg Through Adventures Jonathan Lu Torey J. Sabatini ES
A Trip in Time Josephine Walker Torey J. Sabatini ES
Helsinky Hacker Yanyan Li Torey J. Sabatini ES
Pranks Michael Banks Torey J. Sabatini ES
Who Gets What Jake Jordan Torey J. Sabatini ES
2015
Play Author School
Hope Never Dies Vanya Dhamija Torey J. Sabatini ES
Sibling Rivalry Artha Abeysinghe Torey J. Sabatini ES
Stitches–Dun, Dun, Dun Josephine Walker Torey J. Sabatini ES
Three Foolish Brothers Nivan Dhamija Torey J. Sabatini ES
Fully Fledged Samantha Prabakaran Central Ave ES
Only Want to Be Human Gianna Izzo Central Ave ES
Spelling Susan Wilson Central Ave ES
Trouble with Reading Kaitlyn Engel Central Ave ES
Believe Emma Han Madison JHS
The Dream Grace Randall Madison JHS
Sister Connect Eleni Morin Kings Rd. ES
The 3 Pointer Sophia DiPaolo Kings Rd. ES
The Story that Changed Everything Natalia Arena Kings Rd. ES
2014
Play Author School
Panzi’s Part Gianna Izzo Central Ave ES
Zoe Verrazano’s Big Adventure Katie Dore Central Ave ES
Bye Bye Bella Claire Hemmert Kings Rd. ES
Candy Wars Caroline Fabiano Kings Rd. ES
Girls Best Friend Kathryn Blout Kings Rd. ES
Playground Drama Lauren Massey Kings Rd. ES
That Bad Night Natalia Arena Kings Rd. ES
The Great Archer Sam Klepper Kings Rd. ES
The Lucky Bracelet Zoie Aguiar Kings Rd. ES
Knot Boy Ciara Collins St. Vincent Martyr ES
Lost Alone Natasha Wan St. Vincent Martyr ES
Lost in the Woods Francesca Wan St. Vincent Martyr ES
Teacher Days Zachary Vincent St. Vincent Martyr ES
Rising from the Pitts Charlotte Sullivan Torey J. Sabatini ES
Sassyfras Sisters Kiara Munter Torey J. Sabatini ES
The Stapler’s Revenge Artha Abeysinghe Torey J. Sabatini ES
Untitled Benji van der Hulst Torey J. Sabatini ES
2013
Play Author School
Best Friends Forever Katie Dore Central Ave ES
The Haunted Penguin Andrew Eglevsky Central Ave ES
The New Girls Janae May Central Ave ES
The Competition Claire Hemmert Kings Rd. ES
Friendship Problems Zoie Aguiar Kings Rd. ES
Joey and the Trumpet Disaster! Adwik Rahematpura Kings Rd. ES
Avoiding the Inevitable Michael Bennett Madison JHS
Queen of the World Allie MacDonald Madison JHS
Bully Days Zachary Vincent St. Vincent Martyr ES
Destination Translation Stacey Espiritu St. Vincent Martyr ES
In a Loud World (But Yet Somewhat Quiet) Casey McGough St. Vincent Martyr ES
Lost Nina Bisco St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Adventures of Alex Stellenbosch Courtney McCormick Torey J. Sabatini ES
The Fairy Stone Cecilia Smith Torey J. Sabatini ES
The Kidnappers Abigail Mah Torey J. Sabatini ES
2012
Play Author School
It’s Hard to Get a Halo Katerina Rettino Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Crime Scene Disaster Kelly Notine Madison JHS (Grade 6)
Is It A Dream? Kevin Espiritu St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
She’s Actually Pretty Cool Ellie Culin Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
From Geek to Chic Mollie Sullivan Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
2011
Play Author School
Invisible Lauren Heitsenrether St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
There’s Nothing to Do! Finn Gannon St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
The Lost Emerald Brendan O’Reilly St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
Saving Jojo Aileen Bergin St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Detective Elmar on the Case Caroline Harting Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
Electric Man Christopher Penev Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
The March of the Unicorns Ellie Culin Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
Teenage Dreams Justice Forschner Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
Coward vs. Forest Michael Bennett Madison JHS (Grade 6)
Fame Emilee Maas Madison JHS (Grade 6)
The Plan Christina Lu Madison JHS (Grade 6)
The Lucky Socks Francesco Pace Madison JHS (Grade 6)
Mountain of Broken Dreams Kayla Bailey Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Where’s the Golden Monkey? Vivien Sherman Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
The Beat of Tom McKeller Rob J. Bazaral Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Space Out Kathryn Wilt Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Trapped Emily Chopoorian Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Haley’s Worst Enemy Audrey Tolbert Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Christmas Nightmare Trent Wyhopen Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Greta and Lucci Lucciana Happe Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Friendship Gaetano Pace Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
2010
Play Author School
The Ocean Anna Morgan Central Ave ES
School President Ivana Nikodijevic Central Ave ES
The Newspaper Maggie Price Central Ave ES
Carl and the Earth Max Dreitlein St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Bully Who Was Bullied Andrew Gannon St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Haunted House Sarah Vincent St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Lollipopman Rob J. Bazaral Torey J. Sabatini ES
Ran Out of Time Lydia Mutone Torey J. Sabatini ES
One Halloween Night Kate O’Keefe Torey J. Sabatini ES
Mission: Impossible Erin Collett Kings Rd. ES
Violet’s Life Adventure Kelly Notine Kings Rd. ES
Home…Alone Chloe Youn Kings Rd. ES
The Teacher’s Pet Caroline Abruzzo Madison JHS
The Coin Adam Klein Madison JHS
Our Boat Brennan Metcalf Madison JHS
A Newsboy, A Time Machine, and A Mystery Grace Van Cleef Madison JHS
2009
Play Author School
The Recital Caroline Abruzzo Torey J. Sabatini ES
Eliza the Spoiled Dylan Sharon Torey J. Sabatini ES
Courage Emma Blackwell Torey J. Sabatini ES
The Adoption Anna Leary Morgan Central Ave ES
Peter and Tabby Grace Van Cleef Central Ave ES
At the Beach Kelly Edwards Central Ave ES
Where’s Josh? Maddy Teele Madison JHS
A Dream That Was Not Meant to Be a Dream Nicole Palawasta Madison JHS
The Report Jena Stark St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Horse Friendship Lucia Vacchiano St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Mysterious Teacher Liam Gannon St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Dad and the Boy Jordan Marino Kings Rd. ES
The Time Machine of Spring Lake Fiona Purce Kings Rd. ES
New Kid David Wells Madison JHS
Alley Dogs Helen Andersen Madison JHS
2008
Play Author School
The Dragon Savior Helen Andersen Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
The Magical Closet Dana Henry Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
City Life June Sung Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
The Indians’ Story Michael Jakucionis Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
Just Like My Dad Georgia Turvey Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
As the Portal Opens Alexandra Kramer Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
Lucky in a Closet Ally Shahidi Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Friends Forever Rae Crescas Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
My History Report: How Dinosaurs Became Extinct Carrie Klein Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Goodbye Kyle Madeline Dunn Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Stories from My Lake House Libby Johnson Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Madison’s Biggest Problem Danielle Chung Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Wizard of Oz Returns Emily Bliss Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The Secret Diary Kaitlin Ferdenzi St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
The Path to Friendship Mackaella Goodwin St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
A Space Adventure James Crimmins St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Tornadoes, Arguments, and Friendship Liam Gannon St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
2007
Play Author School
It Will Be Ok, Mother Lauren Flint Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
The Picture Georgia Turvey Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
Invisible Ink Merrill Hersam St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
My First Year at School Sofie Moon St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
A Trip Like No Other Kelsey Dyer St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Trouble in the Jungle Jena Stark St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
The Ultimate Weekend Nick Bicho St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
Important or Not Jessica Linnett Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
The Worst Day Ever Lauren Dattilo Kings Rd. ES (Grade 4)
My Grandparents Katie Battaglia Kings Rd. ES
Reading Trouble Jenna Rose Bilancia St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Through the Wall Josephine Vacchiano St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
Kidnapped Kate Ryan St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
But You Gain a Daughter-in-Law Elizabeth Klein Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
Blind to the Open Eye Macintyre Goodwin St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
The Twins Who First Meet Gwyneth Turner St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
The Mystery on the Mountain Colleen Hanna St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
Friends 4 Ever Hunter Peralta St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Hi, I’m the New Girl Patty Doyle Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
School and Its Problems Alexandra Kramer Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Untitled Emily Stortz St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Hold Your Horses Kaitlin Ferdenzi St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Do You Love Me? June Sung Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Just Perfect Natasha Nikodijevic Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The True Meaning of Friendship Madeline Watson Torey J. Sabatini ES
An Adventure in Italy Meghan Campbell Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Friendship Jamie Kim Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Jared’s Mistake Nicholas Wilde Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Writing Club Daphne Jiang Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Cell Phones Grace Patke Central ES (Grade 4)
The Revenge Serena Gupta Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Mixed Bag Henry Pratt Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
The Christmas Movie Dana Henry Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Chinook’s Journey Rick Faletto Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Friends Kelly Colby Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
One Wrong Teammate Michael Jakucionis Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Cats & Mice Matthew Mutone Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
What Goes Around Comes Around Libby Johnson Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Little White Lies Becca Johnson Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The Two Best Friends Jessica Rose Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The Argument Leah Harris Central Ave ES
The Wedding Trashers Kelly Quinn Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Goodbye Shannon Sullivan Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Dance Misery Filip Volarevic Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Good-Bye Good Grades Allynn Szotak Central Ave ES
The Greedy to Sharing Stephanie Rodriguez Central Ave ES
The Friendship Wedding Brielle O’Donnell Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
2006
Play Author School
Jennifer’s Play Kate Kim Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Come Back Hannah Muller Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
Farewell Natasha Nikodijevic Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Anything is Possible Victoria Worthington Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
The Twins Alexandra Kramer Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Friends Forever? Patty Doyle Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Building the Future Will Carlson Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Someone Else’s Shoes Shannon Sullivan Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Jacob and Anabelle Mark Langan Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
On Being a Desk Object Paola Pinzon Henao Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Mama Mia Here We Go Again! Serena Gupta Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Moving Game Michael Lebwohl Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
The Power of the Keyboard Emily Hayes Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The Captives of the Middle Ages Rick Faletto Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Another World Macintyre Goodwin St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Friendship Sarah Watson Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
Julie’s Grade Lisa Jenkins Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Ultimate Scare Nick Bicho St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
The Camping Trip Josephine Vacchiano St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Untitled Hanny Yoon Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Shame, Shame, Shame… Harim Jung Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
The Unwanted Boy Trenton Anderson Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Stop that Wedding! Alexander Vezza Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Turtle Trouble Adam Vincent St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
Best Friends Forever??? Samantha Spelker Torey J. Sabatini (Grade 6)
The Unforgettable Journey Kelsey Dyer St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Sal-Lad Kate Ryan St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Untitled Christian Santoro St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Sister Trouble June Sung Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
The Never Ending Alley John Pepaj Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Help Me Allison Dupree Central Ave ES
2005

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Play Author School
Doughnuts and a Bit of Trouble Kate Kim Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Tammy Who Took on Too Much Rebecca Chubay  a
I Wish for Fame Megan Christensen Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
The Fight Jamie Hunter a
Friends Last Forever Ana Isabelle Van De Walle Grade 5
The Secret Files of the FBI Amy Terracciano Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Problems Hannah Leahy Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Sleep Away Camp Hanny Yoon Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Morag Imogen Reid Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Dog’s Day Out Charlotte Upham Torey J. Sabatini (Grade 5)
The Mess Jack Conley Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
An Outing with Aunt Judith Bernadette Bizer Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Strangers in a Strange Land Andrew Tsukamoto Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
The Football Incident Ben Lee Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
The Thanksgiving Dinner Sarah Watson Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Lets Play Ball! Alexander Vezza Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 3)
Babysitting Kristine Arman Sharif Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 4)
Skye’s the Limit Rebecca Fastiggi Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Love That Glass Elephant Matthew Fastiggi Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Don’t Push the Red Button Nicolas Santoro St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
Mystery at Locker Thirteen Matthew Profaci St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Everyday Problems Kasey Colligan Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
Away Dark Knights Christian Santoro St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Journey of the Witches Kathy Meyer Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Italian Twins or an Italian Mix-up Mary Meyer Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
The Dream Gracie Mott St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
The Quest for Clara Elizabeth Klein Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
The Fox and the Dog and the Rabbit and the Porcupine Isabel Kennedy Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Untitled Monologue Manasi Kansara Kings Rd ES
Untitled Monologue Charlotte Malarouche Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
Welcome to Pennsylvania Alison Henry Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
The Medallion AJ Papetti Grade 5
Fail or Prevail? Elizabeth Wynne Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
Untitled Monologue Stephanie Litchfield Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
2004
Play Author School
Trouble at Camp Bubbles Amy Terracciano Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Summery?!? John McAuliffe Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The Samurai Sword Matthew Profaci St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
The Incredibly Stupid Adventures of Bob Christopher DeBono St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Confusion in the Woods Elizabeth Vacchiano St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
My Different Life Eunice Lee Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Principal Prototype Rebecca Fastiggi Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Byzantium Meets 21st Century Actors Samantha Berstler St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
The Miracle Mouse Kate Kim Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Believing in Something Meghan Harris Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Three Little Pigs 2 Danielle Ling St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
The Play Caitlin Richards a
Tyson Barson and the Attack of the Hippomonkey Javier Fernandez-Cid St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Sandy’s Friendship Challenge Begona Fernandez-Cid St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 6)
With Help from Madam Mum Erin Mulvoy St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Mr. Walker, the Vampire Account Bernadette Bizer Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Money Found is Easily Spent Gracie Bennfors Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Ordinarily Ordinary Andrew Tsukamoto Grade 4
Pen Pals Emily Klein Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
The Four Friends Fight Brenna Anderson Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
The Soccer Practice Ryan Franklin Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
What a Devil Emily O’Gorman Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
Failtich Baile Keith Needham Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
Not Just Any Dad Will Do Morgan Mattiello Kings Rd ES (Grade 4)
Stealing Popularity Louisa Lebwohl Kings Rd ES (Grade 6)
Rioka’s Gifts Bailey Theado Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
Just for Play Alex Baumwell Grade 5
Once Something Leaves Your Mouth, It Is Free to Go Wherever It Wants Katherine Hallahan Kings Rd ES (Grade 5)
To Be Nice or Not To Be Juliana Sullivan Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
2003
Play Author School
The Day Jennifer Lou Ellen Mississippi Kerbunkle Changed Her Life Bernadette Bizer Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
I Will Never Forget That Dinner Catherine Turvey Kings Rd. ES (Grade
Rapunzel…Not! Shelby Gillaird Torey J. Sabatini ES
The Mountain of Friendship Samantha Berstler St. Vincent Martyr ES
Law by Society Alexandra Essig Madison JHS
Phoenix Child Caroline Lill Madison JHS
2002
Play Author School
Alone Roberta Beekman a
Jackie Bodnar Pumpkin Pie, Anyone? Madison HS (Grade 9)
Switched Zach Kangas Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Stuck Susan Murray a
Teaching Trolls Katie O’Dell Grade 5
Down In The Dumps Joyce Wu a
Loosen Up! Alice Paul a
Elevator Jesse Plsek a
Be Careful What You Wish For Nicole Scarzella Madison HS (Grade 9)
The Switch Madison Sweet a
2001
Play Author School
The Professional Bum Michelle Dilzell Madison HS
The Waitress Erica Kiang Madison HS (Grade 11)
The Girl Who Wanted to Dance Gloriann Figenshu Madison HS (Grade 11)
Executive Tactics Andrew Chow Madison HS (Grade 9)
Inspiration Daniel Germain a
My Mother is a Genius in Two Ways Nika Reyes Torey J. Sabatini (Grade 5)
One Summer Vacation Leah Starker a
How the Turkey Didn’t Get Eaten for Thanksgiving Dinner Elizabeth Bayliss St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Penelope Inta Plostins Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Two Days in Avalon Jeffrey Brooks a
Cowboys Matthew Levin Madison JHS (Grade 8)
2000
Play Author School
Bad to Good Florence Ling a
On With the Show Ann Lambert a
There’s Always Tomorrow Inta Plostins a
Math, the Musical Alexa Romanelli a
Growing Up Christina Sullivan a
She Won’t Go Joshua Abrahamson a
The Babe Stefan Bozik a
Ming Lee’s Great Adventure Kevin Mistry a
The Third Estate Andrew Reynolds a
The Gift Ashley Gray a
1999
Play Author School
The Contest Anneliese Abney a
The Practical Joke Jeff Brooks a
Perspiration Pays Off Mike D’Urso a
Who to the Prom? Elizabeth Wand a
A Good Friend Caroline Protin a
Family Before Work Leigh Wynn a
Salvation Malachi Black a
Bruno Amanda Garrefa a
The Lost Soul George Helfrich a
Branching Out Jaclyn Negri a
1998
Play Author School
Miss Miller’s Wild Class Aimee DeHope a
This Milk Expired Three Weeks Ago Olivia Reyes Grade 6
Mother Surprise Chris Lambert a
Fudge Jack Hogan Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Thinkers and Doers Alex Wolitzky Madison JHS (Grade 7)
Samuel and Michaela Jude Coulter-Pultz Madison HS (Grade 9)
Papa Knows What’s Best, Or Does He Caitlin Davies Madison HS (Grade 10)
Why Do I Have to Work! J.P. Toccani Madison HS (Grade 9)
When Times Get Hard, Why Eat? Jess Filocco a
1997
Play Author School
Team Chris Lambert St. Vincent Martyr ES
The Dark Dior Walker a
Dream or Dread Elizabeth Wight Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
There are Aliens in My Kitchen Kristen Zellner a
Growing Pains Olivia Reyes Grade 5
Deadbeat the Fly Arvin Bautista Grade 6
Third Katy Phillips Grade 7
Swedish Phish Lindsay Birch Madison HS (Grade 9)
We’ll Always Be Friends Crystal Fucito a
Steel Cage John Van Orden a
1996
Play Author School
A Lesson in Lying Janet LaBelle Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
Being Number One Isn’t All Leeanna DiPaola Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Pixie Dust Vickie Nier Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Zit Attack Cassie McDonough St. Vincent Martyr ES
Political Propaganda Bill Lombardi Madison JHS (Grade 7)
Brief Connection Peter Gilchrist Madison HS (Grade 9)
The Man in the Car Amelia Perry Madison HS (Grade 10)
Study Hall Jennifer Anderson Madison HS (Grade 12)
Locke and Key Alison Croessman Madison HS (Grade 10)
1995
Play Author School
Are You Afraid of Monsters? Janet LaBelle Central Ave ES (Grade 4)
Three Aliens and a Game Arvin Bautista Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
2 Much Talking Emily Groves Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
Daddy, Is That You? Sarah Bienkowski St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Backfire Joseph Pelkey Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Heritage of the Dragon Susan Gepford Madison JHS (Grade 7)
Police Brutality Shavon Hamilton Madison HS (Grade 9)
The Selfsong Kristin Kwasniewski Madison HS (Grade 9)
The Seduction of a Teenage Boy Daniel Rosan Madison HS (Grade 11)
1994
Play Author School
You’re Not My Dad Amma Addo Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
The N.S. Story Emily Groves Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
Mother! Sean Hightower St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
The Tree Hut P.J. Livesey Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
Room for Two Steve Fried Madison JHS
A Shameful Death George Burroughs Madison HS (Grade 10)
Snow Day Liz Burke Madison HS (Grade 9)
Friends’ Minds Being Changed Nelson Jimenez Grade 11
Paler Than the Moon Amanda Gross Madison HS (Grade 12)
Closed On Mondays Peter Thompson Madison HS (Grade 9)
1993
Play Author School
Embarrassed Rachel Fisher Grade 5
The Ugly Hat Anneliese Essig Grade 4
Show Me Proof Maurin Utz St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 5)
Lost in Time Vanessa Avci Grade 5
Sundae Friends Lauren Berryman Madison JHS (Grade 8)
A Dyin’ Breed Ben Torpey Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
Kings’ Accomodations Christopher David Stevens Madison HS (Grade 11)
Difficulty With Parents Nelson Jimenez Grade 10
Twisted Jennifer Andrews Madison HS (Grade 11)
Voler (To Fly) Sarah Feldstein Madison HS (Grade 11)
Prejudices Shattered, Problems Shared Becky Scheer Madison HS (Grade 10)
1992
Play Author School
Where’s Lisa? Zoe Bienkowski St. Vincent Martyr ES (Grade 4)
Too Much Trouble Juliane Lee Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
The Lesson from the Grave Ben Torpey Grade 6
Dear Mom, Dear Dictator Mei Zhang Madison JHS (Grade 7)
Apartment 5-C Adam Sarasohn Central Ave ES (Grade 7)
The Love Triangle Jennifer Lynn Anderson Madison JHS (Grade 8)
Cut Gap Christopher David Stevens Madison HS (Grade 10)
Changes Ross Croessman Madison HS (Grade 10)
Changing Colors Andrea DeSaro Madison HS (Grade 11)
Mixed Friendship Shenise Bryant Madison HS (Grade 11)
Three Way Hug Michelle Monahan Madison JHS (Grade 8)
The Mind’s Eye Amanda Gross Madison HS (Grade 10)
1991
Play Author School
Should I Change My Image? Chris Molinaro St. Vincent Martyr ES(Grade 4)
Life’s Unjusts Mia Gero Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
My Brother and I Megan Oliver Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Competition Alison Croessman Grade 5
Child’s Play Charlie Crain Madison JHS (Grade 7)
What? He’s Failing?? Matthew J. Seneca a
Dead…But Still Alive Devon Forster a
Too Years Too Many Sarah Lester Madison HS (Grade 9)
When the Rain is Gone Becky Soriano Madison HS (Grade 9)
Studio Art Austin Bunn a
1990
Play Author School
Trying to Accept Catherine Daniels Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Don’t Foul Out Charlie Crain Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 6)
I’m as Lonely as the Lone Ranger Dan Fisher Kings Rd. ES (Grade 5)
I’m a Human Being Too Busie Ntintili Madison JHS
In Love With the Guy Who Sells Tator Tots Cat Thompson Madison JHS (Grade 8)
As of Now Jon Hasse Madison HS (Grade 11)
Chocolate Chip Cookies Christine Monahan Madison HS (Grade 9)
Where from Here? Kathleen McLaughlin Madison HS (Grade 12)
Puddles in the Road Blair Dobbs Madison HS (Grade 12)
1989
Play Author School
A Second Chance Cheryl Boardman Madison HS (Grade 11)
What It’s All About Maxwell Ross Madison HS (Grade 10)
Brothers Austin Bunn Madison HS
After School Ben Ross Madison JHS (Grade 7)
They Love Me, They Love Me Not Elizabeth Burling Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Two Stars Michelle Monahan Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
The Part Charlie Crain Torey J. Sabatini ES (Grade 5)
You Got Me Joanna Lopinto Grade 6
Who Said 13 Is Easy Catherine Thompson Madison JHS (Grade 7)
1988
Play Author School
Password Jed Orlemann Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
untitled play Ben Ross Central Ave ES (Grade 6)
Stay in the Hospital, You’ll Get Grandma’s Biscuits Debbie King Torey J. Sabatini ES 6)
No Collateral Bryan Culler Madison JHS (Grade 6)
Bosn-n-Bruises Tracey Kapica Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
Brothers Jenny Provost Madison JHS
By a Thread Stephen Strange Madison HS (Grade 11)
Route to the Problem Joeseph Wajszczuk, Jr. Madison HS (Grade 12)
Best of Friends Maxwell Ross Madison HS (Grade 9)
1987
Play Author School
Drugs Brian Slocum Torey J. Sabatini ES  (Grade 6)
An Impossible Decision Sandra Bernardo Kings Rd. ES (Grade 6)
Cookies and Milk Ben Ross Central Ave ES (Grade 5)
It Doesn’t Happen in Real Life Joanna Harper Madison JHS (Grade 7)
Lost Tom Dolcelli Madison JHS (Grade 7)
Friends Will Be Friends Niki Brown Madison HS (Grade 12)
Ticket Outa Nowhere Joe Wajszczuk, Jr. Madison HS (Grade 11)
Farewells Steven Frank Sarotte Madison HS (Grade 11)
Tides Erik Morsink Madison HS (Grade 11)

Please check the “Program Schedule” tab for the specific dates and times for your child’s school. Questions marked with an asterisk require an answer.

  • Thank you for your interest in the Madison Young Playwrights Program. Classes are held after school for students grades 4-8 in all of the Madison elementary schools, Madison Junior School, and St. Vincent Martyr. Please check the schedule tab for specific school dates and times. If you wish to enroll, please complete the following online application. The registration period will run through the first week of classes, however, only the first 20 applications received for each school will be accepted. You will receive a confirmation of your child's enrollment from Writers Theatre.
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  • Please indicate your permission for your child to participate in the 10-week playwriting workshop by choosing YES below. By choosing YES, you are indicating that you understand that participants will be expected to attend every class, complete program assignments, and be dismissed at the time indicated on the schedule. You also indicate that you will arrange for prompt transportation. If you choose NO, your child will not be enrolled in this program.
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