PlayWrite, formed in 2003, works with youth ‘at the edge’ to create original plays, powerful vehicles through which their voices are heard. PlayWrite coaches are drawn from the Oregon theater community, and are trained to work one-on-one with each young person. Within the intense structured activities of PlayWrite workshops, these young writers create original art. In the process, they learn to trust, manage, and heal their own emotional experiences; to work collaboratively; and to contribute positively to their communities.

PlayWrite provides creative workshops for under-served youth on an ongoing basis throughout the year. The young participants collaborate with theatre professionals throughout the process of crafting a play, from character development to directing professional actors. It’s a two-way street.

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