Young Playwrights Festival
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  • The Young Playwrights Festival will be released digitally in November. 

For educators interested in sharing the festival with their students this fall, or for those who would like to learn more about bringing City Theatre’s Young Playwrights program to their classrooms, please contact Katie at 

Featured Plays

Spring in the Underworld  
by Shelby Powers  
7th grade, Burgettstown Middle School 
When Hades and Zeus hatch a plan to find Hades a goddess, things don’t go quite the way they anticipated. The Underworld has no fury like a mother missing her daughter, and in order to prevent war and pacify the gods, a deal must be made.

Bird Without a Nest  
by Sophia Khan  
7th grade, Sewickley Academy 
Aisha is trying to figure out who she is and when she meets a unlikely friend in the park, an interest in the birds around her is sparked. She finds herself opening to the world around her as she begins to see people and places differently. 

A Boring Street in the Middle of Nowhere 
by Lucy Potts 
9th grade, Pittsburgh CAPA 6-12 
Change is never easy, and for Isobel, watching her neighborhood change around her is downright painful. When a new neighbor moves in across the street, Isobel starts to realize that change may not be as bad as she has always thought.

Never Too Late to Change  
by Ayanna Bennett  
10th grade, Alumni Theatre Company/Westinghouse Arts Academy 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Harriet Tubman. Malcolm X. These common Black history figures are not the only people worth learning about during Black History Month. When best friends, Jamila and Elijah, hear these names again, they take it upon themselves to educate their classmates and teacher that there’s a lot more to Black history than slavery and civil rights, and it’s all worth learning.