Young Playwrights Festival 2024

April 28, 2024

Each spring, The Coterie premieres the Young Playwrights Festival, an evening showcasing new works by some of Kansas City’s most talented teen playwrights. It is a full production of rich and varied theatrical writings created and developed by members of our Young Playwrights Roundtable. The Coterie’s Roundtable brings together students from around the Kansas City metro area who have emerged from our Reaching the Write Minds program as promising young writers. The Roundtable offers these young people a year-long writing and development process through which their ideas are curated into a collection of new works. Selected pieces will be performed in script-in-hand stagings utilizing students from The Coterie’s Master class program and professional directors.


Join us for our 2024 Young Playwrights Festival, a collection of fun and thought-provoking scenes created by talented Kansas City teens.

Sunday, April 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $5.00 per person

The performance will be held on The Coterie’s Mainstage, located on level 1 of Crown Center

for families with

Approx. Length: 60 Minutes

Special Performances

Throughout the run of the show, there are several special performances:

  • Opening Night: June 30, 7 pm

  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Performance: July 8 at 1 pm

  • Sensory Friendly Performances for neurodiverse audiences featuring technical adjustments, sensory supports, house lights on and flexible audience expectations: July 27 at 1 pm, July 28 at 7 pm

Original production designs and illustrations by the Kansas City Art Institute Illustration Department’s student staffed agency, MICRO: Doctor Dolittle by Robin Lewallen.

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