About the Festival
Writopia Lab’s Worldwide Plays Festival celebrates the work of playwrights ages 6 to 18. At our monthly showcases and our annual Festival, you’ll see comedies, musicals, monologues, historical dramas, tear jerkers, and thought pieces—all written by playwrights not yet old enough to vote. Each of these shows is produced, directed, and acted by New York theater professionals.
Writopia produces a rich series of fully-staged dramatic readings throughout the year. Young playwrights from Writopia’s labs get the opportunity to take their dramatic scenes and scripts from the workshop to the stage. This is a unique experience for young playwrights to work with theater professionals. Families, friends, and the whole Writopia community celebrate as the vision and work of our young playwrights come to life on the stage.
Every year, Writopia produces a week-long Off-Broadway run in May. The festival includes plays written in workshops at Writopia’s labs across the country and plays submitted to our competition from playwrights around the world! In addition to the joy and recognition of having their plays produced, competition winners have a chance to win Scholarships.