Join us to Celebrate Maryland’s Student Playwrights
We invite you to experience one of Baltimore Center Stage’s signature education programs, which reaches over 1,200 students across the state of Maryland each year. Please join us as we honor these creative and inspiring students. Children (ages 6+) are welcome!
This event is FREE but tends to sell out so RSVPs are required. Don’t miss your chance to see the next generation of theater makers with the resources and support of the State Theater of Maryland behind them.
These 10-minute, award-winning plays include Pluto Problems by Kelly Durkin’s 2nd Grade Class at Hampstead Hill Academy, The Show by Tahjae Young, Grade 7 at Sisters Academy, and more! Read brief descriptions of all six winning plays.
Young Playwrights Festival
WHEN: Friday, May 18, 6:30pm
WHERE: Baltimore Center Stage Head Theater, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Seating is limited, and tickets are required
NEW THIS YEAR
Come early and experience new festival events beginning at 5pm:
- Gary B. Unlucky
A short documentary film of a play written by students of the Lab School
Roche Chapel (4th floor)
- The Last Meal and Ikea Kingdom
Two immersive theater pieces developed by students of the Montessori Public Charter School
Smith Studio (5th floor)
About the Festival:
A cornerstone of education programming at Baltimore Center Stage since 1986, the Young Playwrights Festival transforms 500 Maryland school children into playwrights. Residencies empower Baltimore City teachers with enduring tools for literacy and student engagement. The always-captivating award-winning plays are developed with a dramaturg and produced with professional directors, designers, and actors on The Head Theater stage.