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 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. Once selected for the Roundtable, members may stay on until they graduate from high school (as long as their attendance and participation are 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.  A selection of plays that are ready to be heard (be they short plays or excerpts of longer plays) and are representative of the type of work generated during the year are chosen to be performed on stage. 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 The Coterie’s Education Director.

2023 Fall Semester Meeting Dates | Sundays 3:30-5:30pm

  • September 10
  • September 24
  • October 8
  • October 22
  • November 5
  • November 19
  • December 3


2024 Spring Semester Meeting Dates | Sundays 3:30-5:30pm

  • January 21
  • February 4
  • February 18
  • March 3
  • March 17
  • April 7
  • April 21

Young Playwrights Festival 2024 – Sunday, April 28, at 7:00pm

Applying for Young Playwrights Roundtable

If you are unable to attend a session of the Reaching the Write Minds Workshop and are still interested in applying for Young Playwrights Roundtable, please submit both of the following for consideration:


Submissions received after February 25th, will be considered for the 2024-2025 school year.