WRITE A PLAY
WRITE A PLAY is an arts-in-education initiative which provides students with the skills and motivation to create original plays in the classroom, and then recognizes and rewards them for their achievements. Using high-energy, interactive performances and workshops, WRITE A PLAY inspires students to write plays through exercises that promote critical and creative thinking, while reinforcing literacy and strengthening language and communication skills. WRITE A PLAY meets Florida Standards in Language Arts and Theatre. Request More Information.
SUBSCRIBE NOW! Students can participate in the full three show WRITE A PLAY Program for $12 per student.
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“An outstanding job of providing REAL integration of the arts with the classroom. Thank you for being my partner in education!” - Sue Rowe, Phillipi Shores Elementary School
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For more information on booking, contact:
Patrick A. Jackson | WRITE A PLAY Coordinator
at 941-366-9797 or WAP@floridastudiotheatre.org
History on the program
The WRITE A PLAY Program at Florida Studio Theatre is an in-school arts initiative, designed to inspire your students to be creative and to write plays. Hilarious and heartfelt, these poignant tales are a compilation of award-winning plays by young writers, just like your students, performed by a cast of professional actors. Past winners include everything from comedies like "Chomp!" to dramas like "Tears by the Lake." These authentic stories contain lessons of life and purpose for us all.
Last year, over 55,000 youth participated in this dynamic award-winning program. This year FST received plays from over 4,000 young playwrights in the state of Florida and around the world for the Young Playwrights Festival, which takes place each spring culminating the program.
Florida Studio Theatre's WRITE A PLAY Program is currently celebrating 23 years of inspiring children from Kindergarten up through 12th Grade. The program offers students a three show subscription series for elementary schools in Sarasota and Manatee counties. It includes the Playmaker's Tour (in-class), RAP-Punzel at FST and UNDER SIX (selected plays by students) at FST. We also offer a three show tour subscription and secondary WRITE A PLAY in-class workshops throughout Florida and the Southeastern United States.
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by Beth Duda and Adam Ratner
Begins September 29, 2015
The Play that Sets the Example!
Florida Studio Theatre's 2015-2016 Fall Children's Show is a delightful twist on a classic tale. In this modern version of Rumplestiltskin, the conundrum of deceit, lies and potential tragedy, is resolved when the truth is fully revealed, and the King puts aside his vanity and forgives all of the deceptions. This expansive modern version better elaborates the complexities of the challenges we face, and the difficulties of finding the right solutions. This is a story that shows us the consequences of boastfulness and lies.
PLAYMAKERS Tour: Write it Up, Write it Down!
Begins October 27, 2015
The Play that Inspires Writing!
SETTING. CHARACTER. CONFLICT. DIALOGUE. This show inspires your students to write their own plays and participate in our 2015 Young Playwrights Festival. Actors will perform at least two award-winning plays written by youth as a model, in addition to using improvisation and participatory learning as tools to inspire writing.
UNDER SIX: Imagination Adventures
Begins April 11, 2016
The Winning Plays Written by Children!
Hilarious and heartfelt, these poignant tales are a compilation of Award-winning plays by young writers, just like your students, performed by a cast of professional actors. Past winners include everything from comedies like Tuna Trouble to dramas like Tears by the Lake. These authentic stories contain lessons of life and purpose for us all.
Playwriting Workshop Tour
As little as $4 per student!
Begins November 2015
Florida Studio Theatre offers professional, in-class workshops as either a one day or a three day residency. Our professional teaching artists use FST’s proven teaching method to motivate your students to exercise their writing skills. By reinforcing techniques you already use in the classroom, FST can be your ally in the battle for quality creative writing. Upon completion, plays and sketches can be submitted to Florida Studio Theatre’s annual Young Playwrights Festival – a contest that is open to grades K-12. Every student will be recognized for their participation and achievement with a personalized certificate. Winning writers will be honored by Florida Studio Theatre in the spring. Teachers may also continue to utilize the Florida Studio Theatre Teaching Artists as consultants and resources throughout the remainder of the school year.
PLAYWRITING WORKSHOPS: Student Plays Performed by Students
Partner with Florida Studio Theatre for a trio of workshops that take students through the creative process of writing, rehearsing, and staging an original play.
SKETCH COMEDY WORKSHOP: Short Sketches for the Stage or Screen
Sketch Comedy is a type of performance most recognizable in well-known television shows such as Saturday Night Live, MADtv, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and Kids in the Hall. It is also a popular and fun form of live theatre that will excite your students and inspire them to write!
SCREENWRITING WORKSHOP: Short Screenplay for Film or Television
Partner with Florida Studio Theatre for a trio of workshops that take students through the creative process of writing an original screenplay for film or television.
SPOKEN WORD: Student Written Poetry
FST invites students and educators on an integrative, positive exploration of writing/spoken word poetry. Guided through a variety of acting/improvisation activities and writing exercises, students will begin to identify the ideas and concepts that will be the foundations for their own original spoken word pieces.
Sign up for our WAP Mailing List or for more information on booking, contact Patrick A. Jackson, WRITE A PLAY Coordinator at 941-366-9797 or WAP@floridastudiotheatre.org