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The 38th Plays by Young Writers Festival - Night of Celebration

Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Joan B. Kroc Theatre
All Ages
$40 General Admission
Pay What You Can options are available to make the Festival accessible for all. We ask you to consider paying full price if you can, and invite you to choose the ticket option that works best for you.

Playwrights Project's 38th Plays by Young Writers Festival, sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund and US Bank, is a live performance featuring winning scripts from its 2022 California Young Playwrights Contest.

6:30 P.M. - Reception

7:30 P.M. - Festival Performance

9 P.M. - Dessert and Coffee

This Night of Celebration features 4 winning plays & a reception with the playwrights


• The Notifiers by Donny Cannady, Age 17, Fullerton - Opinions clash as two notifiers deliver unbearable news to loved ones during the Vietnam War.

• Gifted by Tehilla Fishman, Age 16, Los Angeles - A teen pianist finds herself again after the death of her grandmother.

• American Dissonance by Vincent Schillings, Age 18, Los Altos Hills - A Chinese-American woman journeys to define her culture on her terms.


• The Santa Heist by Ell Banoub, Age 12, San Diego - Santa has Covid! Christmas is in Jeopardy! Can Danny and his friends help?

COVID-19 Guidelines & Policy

We require all attendees to be vaccinated. We will not be asking for proof of vaccination, but trust attendees to honor this requirement.

All attendees must wear masks over their nose and mouth at all times while inside the venue, except for when actively eating or drinking in the lobby. All food and drink must be consumed prior to entering the theatre. Masks will be provided at the box office for anyone who does not bring their own.

If you are experiencing any Covid, cold or flu symptoms the day of the performances, tickets will be refunded upon request, minus processing fee

If you have any questions on these policies, please contact Playwrights Project at (858) 384-2970 or visit here.

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Event Supported By

Playwrights Project
(858) 384-2970

Joan B. Kroc Theatre

6611 University Ave.
San Diego, California 92115
(619) 269-1552

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