Young Writers Project

Young Writers Project 2024

The Young Writers Project was the brainchild of NOTE member Jonathan Klein.
In 2001 he organized an outreach program as an opportunity for Theatre of NOTE to work with high school students on developing and producing theatre pieces. Utilizing NOTE writers, we lead workshops in high schools throughout Southern California.
We then produce selected pieces, performed and directed by NOTE members and guest artists. Since the beginning of the program, we have premiered more than 80 plays, some of which have gone on to win awards at other festivals.
We are proud to keep up this tradition and are now in our 23rd year. We look forward to many more!

This year’s YWP performance dates are May 18, 19, 25, 26 @ 11am. Tickets are by donation only – both cash and card will be accepted at the door. We hope you join us in supporting these young artists!

Looking Back
at the
2023 Young Writers Project

Young Writers Project 2023

Our Young Writers Project for 2023 was a special one indeed. It was our first YWP back in person after the pandemic required NOTE to temporarily venture into producing theatre in a virtual format. Thanks to the tireless dedication of the heads of YWP, our teaching artists, actors, directors and the incredible work of our young playwrights, on May 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st YWP returned live to Theatre of NOTE. As usual, the seats were all filled and our authors got to see their work come to life on our stage. And if you were there, you even got to hear directly from them in the talkbacks after each performance.

It was our honor to work with these incredible artists and we can’t wait to see what work they will bring to the world next!!

Life Lab Notes 
Young Writers Project

To honour these young writers and Theatre of NOTE and the Young Writers Project, I interviewed some students from a participating school. Ten plays were submitted from their school, one was chosen to be produced. I met with five of these kids to talk about writing, their voice, and not being chosen.

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