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Youth Playwriting Group
An original touring production on the African American Adolescent Experience
Ever written a play before? Join blank slate theatre as we endeavor to write a play about the African American adolescent experience.
- Learn and master basic playwriting skills.
- Learn and apply teamwork skills required for a successful creative process.
- Access and express the imagination.
- Discuss and process issues surrounding racism and oppression towards African American adolescents.
- Discover and experience the joy and purpose of creating a play that serves the interest of society.
- Research and learn about issues and facts surrounding African American adolescents in an effort to create the play.
Who. Any person ages 12 to 20 who is interested in theatre and writing, and is seeking to creatively contribute to ending the complex problem of racism and oppression toward African American adolescents.
Where. We meet at blank slate theatre offices in St. Paul, MN, right off the Green Line.
Friday, February 5, 2016 (7:15pm – 9:15pm)
Saturday, February 6, 2016 (4:45pm – 6:45pm)
Friday, February 12, 2016 (7:15pm – 9:15pm)
Saturday, February 13, 2016 (4:45pm – 6:45pm)
Friday, February 20, 2016 (3pm – 5pm)
Sunday, February 21, 2016 (2pm – 4pm)
Saturday, February 27, 2016 (3pm – 5pm)
Sunday, February 28, 2016 (2pm – 4pm)
* Attendance at each meeting is mandatory for selection into the playwriting group.
Payment. Participation is free. Playwrights receive partial reimbursement of the play’s profits.
How. Fill out the below application (due January 22, 2016) and mail to:
Hanna Sprout performing at Joint Religious Legislative Coalition's "Day on the Hill." Photo credit: JRLC
Kendall Kent performing at Joint Religious Legislative Coalition's "Day on the Hill." Photo credit: JRLC
“The area’s most willing youth theater to discuss controversial issues.” ~ Lavender Magazine
Cast of COLUMBINUS. Photo credit: Paul Udstrand
"... amazing, daring, and challenging work with young actors -- uncensored, unvarnished, and unapologetic. To label blank slate theatre as 'community theatre' or 'children's theatre' would be like calling Itzhak Perlman a 'fiddler.'" ~ Michael Paul Levin, professional Twin Cities actor
Tom Mauser, father of slain Columbine Student, Daniel, speaking at "Safe Schools, Safe Students Conference" - sponsored by blank slate theatre. Photo credit: Paul Udstrand