Founded in 2003, PlayWrite works with youth at the edge, supporting them as they write and direct their original plays. 

Our workshop model combines theater games, personal writing, and leadership development to create a brave space for young people to write a play rooted in their own emotional experiences. Trained coaches work one-on-one with writers to develop three non-human characters; each writer's work ultimately explores conflict. At the end of the workshop, participants direct professional actors in producing a staged reading of their work in a free public performance. We facilitate workshops year-round.



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Please join PlayWrite, Inc. as we host our annual fundraising event with the Portland Trailblazers! Take advantage of a special ticket savings and sit with your family and friends when the Trail Blazers take on #1 overall pick, Andrew Wiggins, and the Minnesota Timberwolves this April.

Stick around during halftime when PlayWrite, Inc. and recent graduates of the program will be recognized in front of the entire crowd!

Call the office at 503.249.5800 to reserve your ticket or buy your ticket online here. You can also fill out the purchasing form and mail it in, if you prefer. You can also sponsor a seat for a PlayWrite Graduate in case you can't make the game yourself!


Renowned Portland-based filmmaker Brian Lindstrom created a cinema verité documentary about PlayWrite called "Writing Myself." Watch the trailer below!