IMPORTANT! Due to the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) events on this site may be postponed or canceled.CLICK HERE for More Details.

Playwriting Courses for Youth and Adults

Posted by Phoenix Theatre ; Posted on 
Playwriting Courses for Youth and Adults


Craft stories with skill and pizzazz!

Playwriting courses for adults and youth age 13-18.

$125 for youth course (age 13-18 )

$300 for adult course
Limit 12 per course.

Submission process for admission.
SUBMIT NOW by emailing

Adult Course

May 28-July 30, Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Public presentation Aug 2, 7:00pm

Playwright-in-Residence and tenure track Ball State University professor Tom Horan teaches a detailed, creative, and active approach to writing, specifying techniques to tighten a script and drive the action to a compelling conclusion.

Submission: To be considered for the class, submit a one page cover letter discussing your experience with theater and writing (if any), why you would like to take the class, and what you hope to get out of the class along with a ten-page sample of your work (either a short play or an excerpt from a longer play).

Please note that the class is open to any and all writers interested in learning about playwriting; whether you’ve written in other forms, are new to playwriting, or you are already comfortable with the form, you are welcome!​

Youth Course

April 6-May 11, Saturdays, 10am-11:30am

Novice writers join Artistic Manager Chelsea Anderson for six classes on beginning playwriting. Students learn exercises and techniques to tighten their writing as well as workshop their work for practical application of theories presented.

Submission: To be considered for the class, submit a five-page sample of your work. You may submit something you already have written, or write at least a five-page scene using the photo below as inspiration:


For any questions, please contact Artistic Manager Chelsea Anderson at or by calling 317-635-2381, x4.


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>


Artsopolis Network Members: Akron OH | Austin TX | Bainbridge Island WA | Birmingham AL | Boston MA | Cape Cod MA | Cincinnati OH | Cleveland OH | Colorado Springs CO | Columbia SC | DuPage County IL | Durham NC | Essex County MA | Flagstaff AZ | Flint MI | Fort Lauderdale FL | Indianapolis IN | Kalamazoo MI | Kansas City MO | KeepMovingOKC | Macon GA | Main Line Area PA | Marin County CA | Marquette County MI | Mendocino County CA | Middlesex County NJ | Milwaukee WI | Montgomery County MD | Napa Valley CA | Nashville TN | Niagara County NY | Oklahoma City OK | Orange County CA | Orlando FL | Ottawa IL | Panama City FL | Pittsburgh PA | Providence RI | Quito, Ecuador | Richardson TX | Sacramento CA | San Antonio TX | St. Cloud MN | St. Croix Valley MN/WI | St. Johns County FL | Stillwater MN | Tallahassee FL | Tampa Bay FL | Utah | Ventura CA | York County PA