New Voices in Theater is a playwriting program hosted by Yale Pathways to Arts & Humanities and students at the Yale School of Drama. Over the course of eight months, dedicated students from New Haven schools participate in workshops, watch performances, and learn from professionals in the theater industry. Students attend a series of eight playwriting workshops, built around plays taking place at Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre. During these workshops, led by Yale School of Drama students, New Haven students practice playwriting, develop their original ideas, and ultimately, write the first draft of an original play and have it workshopped by Yale School of Drama dramaturgs, playwrights, and actors. The program ends in a weekend playwriting retreat.
Registration for the New Voices in Theater Playwriting Program is now closed. Applications for the 2020-2021 program will open in September, 2020.