Writing A Play For Young Audiences (Intensive) (Spring 2020)

05/02/2020 - 05/03/2020




  • $195.00  -  General
  • $145.00  -  New Student


Literacenter 2nd Floor
651 W Lake St
Chicago, IL
United States of America
Room Number: The Brothers KaRoomazov


Sessions: 2
Session Dates: May 02, May 03
Session Times: May 02: 10:00am - 2:00pm
May 03: 10:00am - 4:00pm


Writing A Play For Young Audiences 

May 02 - May 03

May 02: 10:00am - 2:00pm
May 03: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Instructor: Alvaro Saar Rios

Curious about writing for young people?  Have an idea for a TYA (Theatre for Young Audiences) play but don't know where to start?  Students will have the unique opportunity to flesh out a TYA play idea and receive professional feedback. As well, writers will gain important insight into the world of TYA, including the do's and don'ts of writing for young audiences, submission opportunities, and advice on adapting children's books. All participants will receive a copy of Alvaro's award-winning TYA play Luchadora! as well as the opportunity to attend Alvaro's newest TYA play The Day the Music Came Back at the Chicago Dramatists Saturday Series Reading.  (Note: All work generated in this course will be eligible for Chicago Dramatists & Adventure Stage’s collaborative and upcoming TYA reading festival of 10 minute plays and scenes). 

Sessions/Weekday 2 Days (1 Sat, 1 Sun)
Session Dates

May 02, May 03

Time May 02: 10:00am - 2:00pm
May 03: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Notes n/a