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Madison Young Playwrights Program

31 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 31 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.

2017-18 Madison Young Playwrights School Schedule

Program dates for these schools are as follows:

Please note – these dates reflect the schedule shift at each school.

Central Avenue ES: Thursdays/3:15-4:45pm from October 5 to December 21

Kings Road ES: Tuesdays/3:15-4:45pm from October 3 to December 12

Torey J. Sabatini ES: Wednesdays/3:15-4:45pm from October 4 to December 13

St. Vincent Martyr School: Tuesdays/3:15-4:45 pm from October 3 to December 19

Madison Junior School: Tuesdays/3:15-4:45pm from October 3 to December 12

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 below the enrollment form for the Madison Young Playwrights Program. 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.

Thanks for your interest in the Madison Young Playwrights Program. Unfortunately our registration period has ended and the in-school residencies are underway. If you are interested in having your child participate late, please contact Jim DeVivo, director of education at jdevivo@wtnj.org. Thanks!

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  • Madison Young Playwrights Festival
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    Check back here for more information on the 2016-17 Madison Young Playwrights Festival and Tour.

    Madison Young Playwrights Festival– Reading Archive

    For 31 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:

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