Mondays and Wednesdays, February 22 to March 31

3:30-4:15pm EST on Zoom

Are you looking for an engaging arts education experience for your child after school? Digital Playwriting Program is a 12-workshop program based on YPT's After-School Playwriting Program that is taught on the Zoom video conferencing platform by a YPT Teaching Artist. Our program will teach students the process of creating an original play from idea to page. This is a live-taught, interactive creative experience specifically designed for Grades 3 to 5.

What is Digital Playwriting Program?

Built on YPT’s award-winning After-School Playwriting Program, Digital Playwriting Program features 12 live-taught workshops that guide students to write their own play from idea to final draft. Our Digital Playwriting Program engages learners as they realize the power of their voices and write their own original plays while also developing constructive feedback and peer review skills in their work together.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Digital Playwriting Program - Free Preview

    • The Math Test Play

    • Brainstorming Worksheet

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Digital Playwriting Program!

  • 3

    Teacher's Guide

    • Curriculum 1 Pager

    • A Playwright's Language

  • 4

    Pre-Program Assessment

    • Pre-Self Assessment

  • 5

    A Playwrights' Language: Vocabulary

    • Vocabulary List

  • 6

    Workshop 1 - What is a Play?

    • Workshop 1 - What is a Play?

    • Brainstorming Worksheet

    • YPT Digital Playwriting Program

  • 7

    Workshop 2 - Setting and Stage Directions

    • Workshop 2 - Setting and Stage Directions

    • Freytag's Pyramid Worksheet

    • The Math Test Play

    • Storyboard Worksheet

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  • 8

    Workshop 3 - Characters and Dialogue

    • Workshop 3 - Characters and Dialogue

    • Protagonist Character Worksheet

    • Antagonist Character Worksheet

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  • 9

    Workshop 4 - Scene 1: The Inciting Incident

    • Workshop 4 - Scene 1: The Inciting Incident

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    • Scene 1: The Inciting Incident

  • 10

    Workshop 5 - Scene 2: Rising Actions

    • Workshop 5 - Scene 2: Rising Actions

    • The Cookie Problem

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    • Scene 2: Rising Actions

  • 11

    Workshop 6 - Scene 3: Rising Actions

    • Workshop 6 - Scene 3: Rising Actions

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    • Scene 3: Rising Actions

  • 12

    Workshop 7 - What's in a Monologue?

    • Workshop 7 - What's in a Monologue?

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    • What's in a Monologue?

  • 13

    Workshop 8 - Scene 4: Climax

    • Workshop 8 - Scene 4: Climax

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    • Scene 4: Climax

  • 14

    Workshop 9 - Scene 5: Falling Actions

    • Workshop 9 - Scene 5: Falling Actions

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    • Scene 5: Falling Actions

  • 15

    Workshop 10 - Scene 6: Resolution

    • Workshop 10 - Scene 6: Resolution

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    • Scene 6: Resolution

  • 16

    Workshop 11 - Revision: Scenes 1-3

    • Workshop 11 - Revision: Scenes 1-3

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    Workshop 12 - Revision: Scenes 4-6

    • Workshop 12 - Revision: Scenes 4-6

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    • Scene 12: Revisions

  • 18

    Post-Program Assessment

    • Post-Self Assessment

In our Digital Playwriting Program, students will:

  • Learn the elements of storytelling and write their very own play

  • Brainstorm and organize their ideas

  • Develop important collaboration, peer review, and editing skills

Going Digital

An award-winning arts education company with nationally recognized curriculum, YPT is dedicated to continuing to support young people, educators, and families through virtual learning opportunities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We spent the summer outfitting the program space in our headquarters as a working video production studio to build capacity for virtual instruction. In our Digital Playwriting Program, this new method of virtual, live teaching uses our signature playwriting resources to activate creativity and learning in the after-school time.

Digital Playwriting Program

A live, virtual after-school enrichment program that teaches elementary, middle, and high school learners to write their own original plays over 12 engaging workshops.