Screenwriter's Workshop

This award winning, one-of-a-kind program fosters early vocational writing endeavors of fourth through eighth grade students. The Screenwriter’s Workshop provides an environment for dozens of writers to complete their first screenplay (and often their second, third and fourth too).Students learn the conventions of film industry-standard screenwriting by critically viewing select movies and reading produced scripts. With the engine of their rich imaginations, writers are able to produce an original five-minute narrative screenplay. Because screenwriting is a medium intended for performance, the writers will experience the thrill of seeing their work presented in a series of staged readings. The finished screenplays will be cast using the Meriden Youth Theatre at the YMCA, and performed at the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.

  • Grades: 4 through 8
  • Instructor: Tom Hutchinson
  • Dates: September 14 - November 30, 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Day/time: Saturdays 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
  • Performance Reading: TBD
  • Location: Meriden YMCA Arts Center, 14-16 West Main St.
  • Full Member Fee: $109
  • Program Member Fee: $139

Meriden YMCA Youth Theater

Meriden Youth Theater includes the Rising Stars (grades K through 6) and Teen Theater (grades 7 - 12.)

We offer two productions per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall.

To learn more click on Meriden Youth Theater.

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