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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.



Applications being accepted for New Play-Reading Festival at The Growing Stage in New Jersey!


Interview: Playwright Deepika Arwind from India

Deepika Arwind is a theater practitioner and writer based in Bangalore, India.  The WLPG editors were able to charm her into answering a few questions in the midst of a busy schedule running workshops with young people and working on a number of new scripts.

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Interview: Playwright Lereko Mfono from South Africa

Lereko Mfono leads a busy and creative life as a playwright, actor, and drama facilitator.  The WLPG editorial team found him with a bit of free time and we were able to ask him some questions about his writing.                                                                       

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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.