Pegasus Theatre Chicago is presenting the 33rd Young Playwrights Festival through Saturday, Jan. 25, at The Courtyard Theatre in The Getz Theater Center at Columbia College Chicago, 72 E. 11th St.
The Young Playwrights Festival ( YPF ) celebrates the 33rd year of the program that aims to inspire Chicago students to explore their histories, research their communities and mine their personal journeys to write dynamic one-act plays for the stage.
The 2020 festival includes full productions of winning plays from the annual playwriting competition for high-school-age writers in Chicago. Pegasus Theatre Chicago professionally produces three one-act plays. The second oldest such festival in the country, this annual tradition regularly receives more than 500 submissions from Chicago-area teens. From those, the winning playwrights are chosen to connect, workshop and produce their production with professional artists.
Tickets are $18 for students, $25 for seniors and $30 for general admission ; visit PegasusTheatreChicago.org or call 773-878-8864.