Young Playwrights for Change is a collaborative national middle school playwriting competition run by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (TYA/USA) and the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) The mission of Young Playwrights for Change is to produce meaningful conversations that will ripple across our nation to provoke change. Our goal is to spark conversation and discussion throughout classrooms, schools, and communities.
The fourteen middle school playwrights in this collection participated in workshops on the local and regional level and, as Mary Hall Surface writes in the Introduction, “have harnessed their imaginations to create places that are achingly real, as well as wildly imaginative.” Each play was submitted to the national contest. The winning and runner-up plays–Michael Ford’s Nerdy Nate and the Anti-Bullying Quest and Chloe Rust’s Bullies Anonymous– open the collection, making way for all of our talented playwrights.
Copies are available through the TYA eStore and Amazon’s various international channels. For more info and to order, visit the Young Playwrights for Change Homepage.