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Information on the 28th Annual Madison Young Playwrights Program
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Introducing the 28th annual Madison Young Playwrights Festival

This year marks our 28th season of creating original one-act plays with the students of our town through the annual Madison Young Playwrights Program (MYPP). The MYPP strives to share the creative work of our young playwrights with the larger community culminating in the Madison Festival, currently scheduled for March 2014. Additional details about the Festival will be forthcoming.

The MYPP is offered to students in grades 4-8. Students at all participating schools enjoy ten (10) weeks of playwriting with a professional theatre artist. Class time involves creative writing, improvisation and revision. After the ten-week program, certain plays will be selected for presentation during the Madison Festival, which involves the playwrights in the revision and rehearsal processes.

Students are also encouraged to enter their play into the NJ Young Playwrights Festival, a statewide competition organized by Playwrights Theatre. In past years, Madison students had their plays selected for this statewide honor. More information on the next Contest/Festival is available online at

Playwriting classes will be held at your child's school one day a week during the fall semester. Please note that classes are not held on holidays, or other vacation days. Schedules for each school are listed on the chart below.



Start Date

End Date

No class

Central Avenue


3:15–4:45 p.m.

October 1

December 10

November 5


Kings Road



3:15–4:45 p.m.

October 1

December 10

November 5

Torey J. Sabatini



 3:15–4:45 p.m.

October 1

December 10

November 5

St. Vincent Martyr


3:00-4:30 p.m.

September 26

December 19

October 31

November 21

November 28

Junior School


3:00–4:30 p.m.

September 30

December 16

October 14

November 4

Please make note of this schedule when choosing to register your child for the program.

You can sign up your child by filling out the registration form below.

After the registration deadline on September 25, any new students may enter the class through the third session of the program. If you are interested in adding your child to the MYPP at one of the schools above, please contact the Education office at Playwrights Theatre at 973-514-1787, ext. 21 or

You will receive confirmation from Playwrights Theatre of your child’s participation in the program.

The Madison Young Playwrights Program is offered to Madison school students free of charge!  We look forward to working with you and your child during an exciting year of fun and creativity.

An in-school residency program is currently being planned for certain English classrooms at Madison High School.

28th Annual Madison Young Playwrights Program Registration Form

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Presented in association with the Madison Board of Education and sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/A Partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation,  Travelers Foundation,  Dalba, Goeller and Company, LLP, The Pearsall Family Foundation, Madison Rotary Club, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and the Madison Board of Education.

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