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. Learn more about our workshop process!


Join us for an exciting evening at the Newmark Theatre! Cheryl will be interviewed on-stage by PlayWrite founder Bruce Livingston.

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All proceeds to benefit PlayWrite, Inc. 


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