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Welcome to Write Local. Play Global.

We want to hear from you!  Membership is free and open to all - playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, educators, administrators, students - anyone who values plays for young audiences.

Write Local. Play Global. is the ASSITEJ playwrights network.



Interview: Playwright Simone Spiteri from Malta/Intervista ma' Simone Spiteri, awtriċi għall-palk, minn Malta

Simone Spiteri is a playwright, director, and performer.  Despite being in an intensive writing phase completing a number of commissions, we were able to charm her into answering a few questions about her work.  Even better, she answered in both English and Maltese. 

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A new initiative of created by Write Local Play Global in partnership with the ASSITEJ Executive Committee.

Highlighting the importance of playwriting in all its manifestations around the world, ASSITEJ will honor up to three persons as “ASSITEJ Inspirational Playwrights” every three years at its World Congress, starting in Cape Town in May 2017. This will be administered and adjudicated by theWrite Local Play Global network in coordination with the ASSITEJ Executive Committee.

The essence of our work is telling stories on our stages, and this award is created to honor particular writers who have inspired theatre for young audiences in their city, their country, their region, or all over the world.

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"Birmingham: A Sense of Place" - monologues & photos

Birmingham: A Sense of Place was a collaboration between WLPG and the Festival Symposium strand, curated by Emelie Fitzgibbon and Philip Hardy of Ireland - a part of the On the Edge Festival, the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering, Birmingham, July 2016.

The creative exercise was to write based on a reaction to something or someone in this wonderful city.  The Symposium team created interesting maps of five different routes, and the writers were asked to go there and write in reaction.  All the pieces were written in the four days before the public reading on July 8, 2016.

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Opportunities for South African playwrights!

Some terrific opportunites gathered by South African playwright Jon Keevy - thanks, Jon, for gathering this information and for letting us post this link from your web site.  They are terrific - check them out!

New Visions/New Voices 2016 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC

New Visions/New Voices 2016


International Playwrights' Intensive
A partnership between the Kennedy Center and the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland, the intensive will take place at the University of Maryland from April 24 – 30, 2016, followed by a presentation of excerpts read during the New Visions/New Voices conference at the Kennedy Center. International partners include ASSITEJ South Africa and the Soweto Theatre; The National Theatre Company of Korea; ASSITEJ/India and the Little Theatre of Bangalore.

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bufona audioeditorial convoca a guionistas, libretistas y autores de literatura infantil y juvenil a
participar de su primer llamado.

bufona es una joven editorial de audiolibros y audioteatros para niñxs y jóvenes que editará en CD
y MP3-download. Buscamos integrar tramas al mundo auditivo que inviten naturalmente a la
reflexión en distintas direcciones, el valor de la empatía y el reconocimiento a la diversidad en un
amplio sentido.

El setting es completamente libre.

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Registration open for New Visions/New Voices festival!

Check out the link for information on registration for the very exciting 25th anniversary of New Visions/New Voices, the Kennedy Center's innovative new-play development program.

SCHOOLYARD STORIES Project - Call for Spanish-speaking playwrights

SCHOOLYARD STORIES- Theatre for Adolescents
2nd. Edition (2015/2017)


ATINA invites Spanish-speaking playwrights to participate in the SCHOOLYARD STORIES Project

Schoolyard Stories is an interdisciplinary project (which includes playwriting, direction, staging, exhibition and work with young people) about high school yards, dealing with adolescent topics from previous researches in secondary schools.

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Writing Plays for Young Audiences, by Gabriel Jason Dean

Check out this terrific interview at the TCG Circle


Scripts Sought for PLAYground Festival of Fresh Works

Playwrights are invited to submit a script to Purple Crayon Players’ PLAYground Festival of Fresh Works,

an exciting development opportunity for new work by TYA playwrights. We are currently seeking submissions for our 8th annual festival, to be held on Northwestern University’s campus in Spring 2016.

International writers as well as US writers are encouraged to submit.  International playwrights should note that the scripts must be in English and limited travel funding is available.

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