Vermont
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Vermont Young Playwrights

In a partnership between Vermont Stage Company, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and the Young Writers Project, Vermont Young Playwrights helps young people to unleash their unique voices through the medium of short plays. At the annual VYP Festival, professional actors and directors have brought over 400 of those funny, moving, thought-provoking and surprising plays to life over the years. Through the VYP program a professional playwright/ teaching artist visits the middle or high school classroom for a 2- or 3- day residency, introducing students to the fundamentals of playwriting, and using writing prompts to inspire ideas. On the later visits, students support and critique one another in a moderated feedback process, and refine their plays further. Teachers then select and submit four plays for Festival consideration. A panel of theater artists read and ranks these plays at the Flynn Center for successful application of playwriting principles, and then passes the top two along to Vermont Stage Company who cast professional actors and assigns directors to bring the plays to life at the VYP Festival in May. Each school sees one of their plays fully staged, and hears another in a cold reading and moderated feedback session. 

Contact Information

First Name: 
Cristina
Job Title/Position: 
Producing Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
110 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Physical Address: 
110 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Last Name: 
Alicea
Phone: 
802 862-1497
Parent Organization/Affiliation: 
Vermont Stage Company

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Playwriting
Year Founded: 
1994
Populations Served: 
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
40
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
New England Theatre Conference (NETC) Regional Award for Outstanding Achievement in the American Theatre
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Theater
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
Fee Range Minimum: 
$900
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,200