About This Festival
Pegasus Theater Chicago|1105 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL
The Young Playwrights Festival is a Chicago-wide playwriting competition for teenagers hosted by Chicago’s Pegasus Theatre. Each year, Pegasus works with local schools to aid students in creating one-act plays as part of the festival’s productions. Students receive support from professional theatre artists in the various stages of writing their scripts, from workshops to in-school playwriting residencies. The competition phase begins in April and ends with selection of 3-4 winning student plays are then featured as part of the theatre’s main season, providing a unique opportunity for students to dive into the world of theatre.