Each year, students from Horace Greeley Intermediate School (I.S. 10) participate in an after-school program where they learn to write their own plays, with the guidance of teaching artists, using methods adapted from and inspired by Daniel Judah Sklar’s book PLAYMAKING: Children Writing and Performing Their Own Plays.
These young playwrights then see their original works brought to life by professional actors and directors in a evening of staged readings. Each young playwright sees their work performed for the very first time while sitting in a big “Writer’s Chair” onstage.
It’s great fun and inspiring to see these kids find a new way to express themselves creatively. The performances are free and open to the public!