Have an idea you’ve been eager to get out of your head and onto the page? Interested in acting, design, stage management, or directing? This session students will have a chance to connect with the pros through Master Classes, try something new, and help plan this year’s Youth Works Festival!

Through our Collective Playwriting program, high school students work together over several weeks to create original plays, learning all of the required skills from developing an idea, to character and world-building, to scene and monologue writing, to directing and casting.

All classes participating in the Collective Playwriting program will have the opportunity to be part of the Youth Works Festival in summer 2022.

Upcoming Sessions

All Collective Playwriting sessions are free (registration is required) and will be held virtually on Zoom.

  • Stories of Here - Session 1

    Dates: September 21 – December 12, 2021 
    Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:306:30 p.m. PT

    Ages/Grades: Grades 9-12

    Teaching Artist: Alex Lee Reed 

    Rolling registration - join any time!

  • Stories of Here - Session 2

    Dates: January 18 – April 14, 2022 
    Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30–6:30 p.m. PT

    Ages/Grades: Grades 9-12

    Teaching Artist: Alex Lee Reed 



Meet the Teaching Artist

Alex Lee Reed

Teaching Artist: Collective Playwriting

Pictured: Klarissa Marie Robles, Laakan McHardy, and Analiese Emerson Guettinger in MAC BETH (2018). Photo by Navid Baraty.