Young Playwrights' Roundtable

Teen Writers Creating Together

The Young Playwrights’ Roundtable is an invitation-only teen writing club.  Nominated students who have participated in The Coterie’s Reaching the Write Minds in-school playwriting workshops are interviewed by Artistic Director Jeff Church in order to receive an invitation to the Roundtable, which is composed of mostly high school aged students.

The Coterie's Roundtable is a peer-feedback-driven writing club that meets throughout the school year, approximately every other Sunday afternoon. Our artistic director is the facilitator of the Roundtable, and, once selected for the Roundtable, members may stay on until they graduate from high school (as long as their attendance and participation is maintained).

Each spring, a Young Playwrights' Festival is assembled to create a collection of plays that have been developed during the year performed in a staged reading format.  Jeff Church selects plays that he feels are ready to be heard (be they short plays or excepts of longer plays).  He chooses plays that are representative of the type of work generated during the year.  To perform in the staged readings of these play, The Coterie draws on Roundtable members as actors in the pieces.  Professional directors are utilized, coordinated by Coterie Education Director Amanda Kibler.

The club dues suggested will help defray costs associated with The Coterie's Young Playwrights' Roundtable and the spring festival of new work.

Suggested Club Dues: $30 Donation per Semester


2019 Spring Semester Meeting Dates/Times:

  • Sunday, January 27 @ 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, February 3 @ 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, February 17 @ 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, February 24 @ 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, March 3 @ 4:00-6:30pm - Theater
  • Sunday, March 17 @ 4:00-6:30pm - Theater
  • Sunday, March 24 @ 3:30-6:30pm - Meet in Coterie Lobby (be on time!!)
    This is the final working session for the year.  Typed Festival submission(s) must be received by the end of this meeting.  NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Young Playwrights' Festival
Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Tickets $5  (Roundtable members free with advance reservation)