New Voices in Theater

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 six 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. This year, the New Voices in Theater program culminated in a playwriting retreat at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.