Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Philadelphia Young Playwrights

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • http://www.phillyyoungplaywrights.org

Mission Statement

Philadelphia Young Playwrights taps the potential of youth and inspires learning through playwriting.

In executing our mission, Young Playwrights focuses on: improving students' writing, thinking and interactive skills; enhancing students' sense of agency, responsibility and self-esteem; reaching students of diverse backgrounds and abilities; and stimulating awareness of, and building new audiences for theatre with students, their families and communities.

Young Playwrights promotes literacy, creativity, problem solving, academic skills, motivation and self-empowerment for students with varying backgrounds and abilities in grades K-12. Students care about their stories, grow excited about the playwriting process and assume ownership of their writing. When students write about their lives, they are empowered to change them.

Young Playwrights shapes the way teachers teach by incorporating arts education into classrooms and across curricula. Introducing playwriting and theatre to constituencies who might not otherwise have been exposed to theatre participation, Young Playwrights improves arts accessibility, fosters community, and develops diverse, aesthetically aware new audiences for the future.

Main Programs

  1. Classic Program
Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Young Playwrights serves the 5-County Great Philadelphia Region.

ruling year

1987

Executive Producing Director

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Mr. Glen Knapp

Director of Education and Program Services

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Mindy Early

Keywords

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young, playwrights, playwriting, theatre, youth, literacy

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Also Known As

Young Playwrights

EIN

23-2474075

 Number

2251241405

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Theater (A65)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs

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Program 1

Classic Program

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Category

Theater

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Young Playwrights serves the 5-County Great Philadelphia Region.

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PHILADELPHIA YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Executive Producing Director

Mr. Glen Knapp

Director of Education and Program Services

Mindy Early

BIO

Glen Knapp is executive producing director of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, celebrating twenty-four years of tapping the potential of youth and inspiring learning through playwriting. He is a senior lecturer in theater management at University of the Arts, board member of Mauckingbird Theatre Company, board member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, two-term board chair of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, and advisory board member for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Philadelphia Program.

Glen’s career in theater, arts administration and education spans twenty-five years. Glen was acting executive director and director of external affairs for National Corporate Theatre Fund. He was previously director of development and communications at New York’s Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center and director of development at New York Theatre Workshop.

Over the years Glen has served as a consultant and panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, the Arts and Business Councils of New York and Philadelphia and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as to numerous arts organizations, charities and foundations.

Glen has his bachelor’s degree in theater from UCLA and masters degree in theater administration from the School of Drama at Yale University. He was awarded a fellowship to the 2006 Executive Program for Nonprofit Arts Leaders by National Arts Strategies and the Center for Social Innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and was recognized with a 2008 “Gimper Award for Outstanding Service” from Philadelphia’s Urban Education Fund. Glen was selected to participate in the Economy League’s 2011 Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange and has been named one of Philadelphia’s top 76 “Creative Connectors”.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Nancy Stuski

Philadelphia City Paper

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