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 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.  Jeff Church selects plays that he feels are ready to be heard (be they short plays or excerpts 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.

2022 Fall Semester Meeting Dates/Times

  • Sunday, September 25, at 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, October 9, at 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, October 23, at 4:00-6:00pm - Location TBD
  • Sunday, November 13, at 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, November 20, at 4:00-6:00pm - Theater
  • Sunday, December 11, at 4:00-6:00pm - Location TBD

Young Playwrights' Festival 2023 - Monday, May 8, at 7:00pm