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Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

Mission: Playwrights Project advances literacy, creativity and communication be empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Shaun T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What an amazing organization! I cannot say enough good things! The work the Playwrights Project does for the San Diego community is so wonderful. What a joy and a treat to get to see the imaginations of San Diego youth come to life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw my friend's piece produced by the Playwright's Project and I was amazed by the work that was created.
Not only was I amazed at the playwright work but also the work of the actors and producers.
The productions I saw seemed incredibly professional and well beyond my expectations.
It was a great time and they do some incredible work.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Playwrights Project is a fantastic organization which helps build literacy and communication skills among students through theater and playwriting programs. Not to mention the confidence it builds in our youth! Playwrights Project has been around for 25 years and has reached more than 375,000 students and audiences with its writing residencies, professional productions and the California Young Playwrights Contest.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Playwrights Project provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for young playwrights: the chance to see their words come alive onstage, employing professional actors, directors, designers, and mentors to allow what once resided only in their imaginations to become a physical reality.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Playwrights Project is an amazing organization that teaches playwriting to youth and seniors in San Diego county.

Playwriting residencies allow for creative expression in schools where that freedom gets more and more restrictive with current test-driven curriculum. I have seen it help English learners explore the language in a way that is more visual and conversational...more familiar and appealing to them.

It also exposes students to the world of theatre and the personal empowerment that can be found there. I just finished a residency where a student created a play expressing abuse that she has been experiencing at home. The play will be used in future therapy sessions and establishing her case for removal to a safe home.

I love this program and worked to bring it to my own daughter's school...for her entire 6th grade. They loved it!