Crosstown Arts Fall 2017 Youth Workshops

This fall’s youth playwriting workshop is focused on the creation of original work for the Crosstown Youth Theatre. Come and learn the basics of playwriting, collaborate with other young playwrights, and write your own original script to be performed by young actors in the Crosstown Youth Theatre in 2017. All writers will receive a book-bound copy of their collective work at the end of the workshop. Must be 13 and older to attend workshop.

Mondays only, September 11-November 13, 2:30 pm-5 pm; ages 13 and up

Learn the basics of acting, devising and collaboration with other young actors. In nine Wednesdays, students will divide into small groups and devise their own work. The sessions will end in a performance at Rhodes College on Thursday, November 16.

Wednesdays only, September 13- November 15, 2:30 pm-4:30 pm; Performance at Rhodes College in the Studio Theatre of the McCoy Theatre at 5:30 pm on November 16; ages 11 and up

Spoken Word
Come and work with other young spoken word artists through writing and performance. Students will be given a theme to inspire writing, undergo professional and peer critique, and perform at a final poetry showcase on November 2. Must be 13 and older to attend workshop.

Thursdays only, September 14-November 2, 3:30 pm-5 pm; ages 13 and up

Workshops will not meet during the week of Shelby County Schools’ fall break.

For more details or to sign up for any of these workshops,
contact Jazmin Miller at

story booth afternoon workshops 

story booth is a space dedicated to helping young people in Memphis (aged 10-18) develop their own voices through creative and expository writing and other project-based art workshops. these workshops are free for participants.

these collaborations with professional artists and trained volunteers helps our participants see projects from inspiration to finished works and public recognition. we believe young people write and create with enthusiasm and increasing confidence when they see the steps of a particular artistic process lead to a final product, so each of our workshops is specifically designed to result in a finished work showcased in the most professional format possible—then published, performed, screened, or exhibited before a receptive audience.

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