Originally broadcast June 25, 2022.
Chautauqua Institution Arts Education and the Chautauqua Theater Company present an interactive, three-part playwriting experience for students in grades 3 and 4. Phase 1 teaches students how to write a play, focusing on empowering the student imagination, learning the elements of a play and using those elements to write plays that help students develop problem-solving skills. Phase 2 allows students to hear their plays read and acted out by an inter-generational volunteer team of play readers. During Phase 3, students see a selection of plays, chosen from all student plays written that year, performed by the Chautauqua Theater Company. Watch the selected students' plays come to life during the 2022 Young Playwrights performance.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.