The Redhouse Arts Center

A New Three Theatre Complex at City Center

Youth New Works Festival

“Our House” Script/Storytelling Contest


Are you a 14- to 18-year-old writer? We want to hear your stories and help you bring them to life! Winning Entries will be produced as New Works Readings in August!

Requirements:

  • One Act Play (25-50 pages)
  • 3 Characters (maximum)
  • Creative Challenge: Have your story take place in front of a house
  • Final Submission: Due July 1, 2020
  • Submit your completed work to [email protected] by July 1, 2020 with the following information
    • Email Subject Line: Teen New Works Festival
    • Make sure the first and last Name of any/all writers involved is included

Not sure where to start? Need help with your revision process? We are here to help! Bi-weekly classes/help sessions will be held in our Zoom Classroom on the following dates:

  • May 8, 2020: 12pm-1:00pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • May 22, 2020: 12pm-1:00pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • June 5, 2020: 12pm-1:00pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • June 19, 2020: 12pm-1:00pm and 3:30pm-4:30pm

Classes/Help Sessions are free, and taught by Marguerite Mitchell – Redhouse’s Director of Education and Certified English Language Arts Teacher (NYS, CT, and PA).

**Zoom links will be sent to students prior to the start of each class. If you do not receive a Zoom link email 3 hours prior to class, check your spam folder.

Thank you for attending!

“Hand in Hand” Script Development in Partnership with Open Hand Theater


Students (Ages 10-13) will meet once a week and work as a group to write and design an original puppet show! Over the course of the program, they will read past Open Hand shows, discuss the process of developing an original work, and participate in creating a unique puppet show that will be added to Open Hand Theater’s repertoire!

The completed piece will be performed as part of the Youth New Works Readings in August!

Weekly classes/writing sessions will be held in our Zoom Classroom on Fridays:

  • May 1, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • May 8, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • May 15, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • May 22, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • May 29, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • June 5, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • June 12, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • June 19, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • June 26, 2020: 3:30pm-4:30pm

**Zoom links will be sent to students prior to the start of each class. If you do not receive a Zoom link email 3 hours prior to class, check your spam folder.

Thank you for attending!

Online Programming Safety and Security Policy

Keeping our Zoom Classrooms Safe and Secure

The comfortability and safety of our students, teachers, and parents is a top priority. Here are the steps for registration that also keep our classrooms secure:

– Registrations for class (even if they are free) is required. This way we are able to share a Zoom link privately and individually to each of our participants. *Please make sure upon registration that you are providing us with an active email address.

– The Zoom Link will be sent out to registrants 30 minutes before class time.

– Once you have clicked the link, participants will be placed in a “waiting room” and the instructor will allow each participant to “enter the room” at class time.

– If you have signed up for multiple classes, a new link will be shared for each separate class.

What You Can Do to Help

Please do not share the Zoom Link that is sent with others. If other classmates you know are having issues logging on, reach out to your instructor to help them gain access to class.