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Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces The 32nd Young Playwrights Festival
  • Location: Chicago Dramatists
  • Address: 773 N. Aberdeen, Chicago, Chicago, IL 60642
  • Dates: January 4, 2019 - January 27, 2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • The Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) celebrates the 32nd year of the program that inspires Chicago students to explore their histories, research their communities and mine their personal journeys to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage. The competition enhances language arts, encourages independent, high-level thinking, strong personal values and influences career development for Chicago’s teens.

    The 2018-19 season continues with full productions of winning plays from the annual playwriting competition for high-school-age scribes in Chicago. Three one-act plays are professionally produced as part of Pegasus’ main stage season. The second oldest such festival in the country, this annual tradition regularly receives over 500 submissions from Chicago area teens. From those, the winning playwrights are chosen to connect with professional artists to workshop and stage their script.

    The 32nd YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL includes:

    A Green Light
    By Alexis Gaw – Lane Tech College Prep, teacher: Julie Allen
    Directed by Joan Mazzonelli
    Patrick comes out to his best friend but discovers her casual homophobia. With the help of an online friend group, Patrick is able to sort through his feelings.

    Fragile Limbs
    By Anonda Tyler – Kenwood Academy, teacher Nina Willams
    Directed by Juan Ramirez
    Faith, a teenage boy struggling with loss meets Hope, a teenage girl struggling with abuse and self-esteem. Together, they find strength against the backdrop of a violent Chicago.

    Good Strong Coffee
    By Luna MacWilliams – Whitney M. Young Magnet High School; teacher Elizabeth Danesh
    Directed by Ilesa Duncan
    Siblings Violeta and Ernesto juggle their own dreams and desires while trying to keep the family’s Pilsen-neighborhood coffee shop afloat.

Pegasus Theatre Chicago Announces The 32nd Young Playwrights Festival
  • Location: Chicago Dramatists
  • Address: 773 N. Aberdeen
  • January 4, 2019 - January 27, 2019
  • Chicago Dramatists
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday