Create a short theatrical work in 6 days!
Young Playwrights mentored by Professional Playwrights.
Young Directors mentored by Professional Directors.
Age 15-18. 3 separate 1-week labs. Tuition free.
JoCo Arts & Heritage Center
Mon-Fri 4:30-8:30p | Sat 11:00a-3:00p
Week 1: Aug 8-13
Week 2: Aug 15-20
Week 3: Aug 22-27
The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts have generously sponsored Spinning Tree Theatre's 2022 Young Playwrights and Directors Lab. Our 2nd annual lab offers opportunities for youth with disabilities and without disabilities to practice playwriting and/or directing in a safe, nurturing, process-focused workshop. Young artists are mentored by Kansas City's finest adult professional directors and playwrights.
Each year, one piece will be chosen for further development and given full production later that season on the Spinning Tree mainstage. The 2021 selection, ICARUS FLEW by Ellie Freeman and mentor Vanessa Severo, will be produced April 29-May 8, 2022.