Young Playwrights for Change 2017

Actors perform in our 2017 Middle School Playwriting Competition Staged Reading. 

New York City Children’s Theater is proud to announce our six Middle School Playwriting Competition Winners!

Leandre A., Matthew A., and Steewalk R., 6th Grade
Play: Home is a Place of Love

Samuel makes new friends at school, seemingly out of nowhere. But, what Samuel doesn’t know is that these new friends are using him.

Maya B., 8th Grade
Locked In

Two sisters with a dark secret get locked in a room together and are forced to face their past and work together.

Tyshaun G., 6th Grade
Home is Where the Love Is

When Luke meets a new foster family, he’s worried about living with a new family, but the Johnson’s quickly show him that home is where the love is.

Samantha H., 8th Grade
Anastasia: An Untold Story

When the Prince is about to arrive, tensions develop between Cinderella and Anastasia. They must decide who is more fit for the title of Queen and whether or not the castle can ever be called home.

These four plays will be performed as staged readings at Theatre Row in May!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

What is the Middle School Playwriting Competition?