Student writers shine in PlayWrite partnership

Mt. Scott Learning Center's partnership with PlayWrite, Inc. kicked off its 12th season this fall with a successful workshop culminating in a final performance December 13th at the Ellyn Bye Studio Theater at Portland Center Stage.

The workshop teamed eight Mt. Scott students with PlayWrite coaches in a carefully structured two-week residency where students met both individually and in groups. The 2 ½ hour daily exercises utilized the tools, expertise and guidance of the PlayWrite coaches, while sparking the creativity and emotional depth of each student. The scripts were exclusively written by the students, with the coaches encouraging the creative process through reflection and revision.

The rousing, emotional and humorous pieces were the result of many long hours of hard work on the part of all participants. Upon reflection, students spoke highly of the workshop and felt more confident and empowered from this experience. The students’ personal connections with the coaches generated an in-depth writing experience, developed tools of the creative arts, and inspired pride in seeing their pieces performed on stage.

Congratulations to our awesome student playwrights – Amanda, Shaunie, Starlett, Julie, Blake, Jason, Zoe and Jayda!