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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.



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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Young Latina Protagonists: New TYA Plays Put Mexican-American Girls Center Stage

Terrific piece by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce on young Latina protagonists in TYA theatres in the USA.  Here's the link.


On the Creation of Multisensory TYA

check it out on the TYA USA Blog


Poets Selected for WLPG Sparks (Chicago) - The Unexpected

Gloria Bond Clunie  (Chicago)
Martha King da Silva (Washington, DC)
Miranda Giles (Gilbert, AZ)
Amanda Hill (Orlando, FL)
Tristan Jacobs (South Africa)
Jeff Jenkins, (Chicago)
Janie Killips (Chicago)
Rex McGregor (New Zealand)
Beth Murray (Charlotte, NC)
Anna Nygren (Sweden)
Jeremy Schaefer (Chicago)
Roxanne Schoeder-Arce (Austin, TX)

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Walking Through the World: Reflecting on an Immersive Fairytale

Great article/interview on the TYA/USA blog


WLPG at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering in Berlin, April 2015

The ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering is the annual platform of ASSITEJ International. ASSITEJ Germany and the German Children and Young People’s Theatre Centre are organising the third International Meeting in Berlin in April.

WLPG and our fellow networks - the Inclusive Arts Network, Small Size and ITYARN - will all be there, so how about you? For more details, including registration, go to the Augenblick mal! website.




A Day for a Play - from ASSITEJ France!

Dear friends,

We know and we appreciate your involvement in contemporary playwriting, particularly for young audiences, and we have the great pleasure to announce that we are going to organize the second version of our instant TYA playwriting game, with the support of  Write Local, Play Global.

Last year, more than 60 authors, from 15 different countries took part of it.

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Announcing WLPG Sparks (Chicago): The Unexpected

WLPG Sparks (Chicago): the unexpected is a collaborative project between Write Local. Play Global, the international TYA playwright’s network, and Theatre for Young Audiences/USA toward the creation of original 500 word monologues on the theme of what happens at an unexpected moment of opportunity.  The selected pieces will be read by the playwrights at the One Theatre World Festival which will be held from May 7-9, 2015 hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.

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Submissions sought for PLAYground festival of new plays (USA)

Here is a message from Purple Crayon Players:

We are currently seeking submissions for our 7th annual festival, to be held on Northwestern University’s campus in Spring 2015. As we continue to grow and develop, it is especially exciting to announce that the festival will be different this year than in past years. This includes many changes such as speakers, professionally led workshops, and student written work just to name a few.

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Adam NZ Play Award submissions - Playmarket, New Zealand

If you're a New Zealand resident or citizen, here's a reminder that submissions close on 1 December for the Adam NZ Play Award for the best new New Zealand play.

And if you're not from New Zealand, why not check out Playmarket's online catalogue of over 400 plays?

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