Reaching The Write Minds

In-school writing workshop

REACHING THE WRITE MINDS is a playwriting workshop available throughout the school year to high schools and middle schools.  

The workshop is available for grades 7-12 through live virtual sessions whether the class is in-person, virtual, or both!

To give a voice to emerging young writers, The Coterie offers a playwriting seminar, based on Coterie Artistic Director Jeff Church's acclaimed program that he originated at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Our playwriting workshop facilitator is available throughout the school year for three synchronous virtual sessions, whether the class is in-person, virtual, or both!
  • To give a voice to emerging young writers, students will learn to write dialogue and learn scriptwriting format, build characters, write two monologues, create a setting, and begin creation of a scene. 
  • Upon completion of this seminar with a Coterie professional facilitator, promising participants, 8th grade and older, may be selected to develop their plays further in The Coterie's Young Playwrights' Roundtable.
  • The residency will align with Missouri and Kansas English Language Arts and Theatre Arts standards, and provide students the opportunity to share their work with each other.

Three 50-60 minute sessions
$200 per classroom sized group (Maximum of 20 students)

Note:  A teacher is required to be present throughout the seminar.

For information & booking: 816.474.4241 or


"Now when I write, I think a lot more about detail... I'm more confident in my writing."
-Trailridge Student

"[I'd] never heard of this program and I thought it was good to get my advanced theatre kids out of school and learn something they did not know how to do... [Reaching the Write Minds] not only did that, but it was fun! ALL of my kids not only said they enjoyed it, but they loved it... great instructor... patient and kind and knew how to deal with them! They wanted to share everything...!"
-Timothy Haynes, Grandview High