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WRITE A PLAY: Elementary (Kindergarten - Fifth Grade) is a year-round arts integration program providing students with the example, the inspiration, and the skills to write their own original plays. From field trips to the theatre to see professional productions, to an interactive performance created at your school, to playwrighting lessons that will develop the inner-artist in your students, this award-winning program is designed to inspire the next generation of playwrights. Now in its 32nd year, WRITE A PLAY reaches over 47,000 students annually across the state of Florida, nationally as far as Camden, NJ and Woodstock, IL, and as far as Scotland and Israel.

23-24 Write A Play Field Trips

23-24 Write A Play On Tour

Play #1: The Play That Sets the Example

The three-part experience begins with The Play That Sets the Example. This year, that play is The Velveteen Rabbit, adapted by Patrick Flynn and based on the book by Margery Williams. Students can enjoy this production as a field trip to Florida Studio Theatre beginning September 14.

Alternatively, students can enjoy Red Riding Hood by Allison Gregory, which tours directly to schools beginning September 19

Play #2: The Play That Inspires Playwrighting

Up next, students experience an in-classroom lesson in playwrighting by FST's Playmakers. The Playmakers tour to your school and perform examples of plays written by previous WRITE A PLAY winners. Then, the Playmakers will lead your students in a playwrighting lesson, getting your students to write their own original plays. Students are invited and encouraged to submit their plays to FST's Annual Young Playwrights Festival writing competition, for a chance to have their plays produced in a professional production and brought to life by experienced actors. 

Play #3: The Play That Celebrates Young Playwrights

Finally, your students will see the winning plays from the 2023-24 school year in a production titled, The Power of Peanut Butter & Other Winning Plays. Performed by a cast of professional actors, this original production features an anthology of stories that only children and young adults could write, filled with laughter, lessons, and learning for us all.

Register for 2023-2024!

Click one of the buttons below to fill out the form or contact Kacy Jones at 941.366.9797 or writeaplay@floridastudiotheatre.org for more information or to book your classroom’s experience today.

*Additional discounts available for Title I schools

23-24 Write A Play Field Trips

23-24 Write A Play On Tour