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The goal of the JungleWrites program is to give young women the tools to be confident in their voice as artists, and to feel like part of the Twin Cities theater community.

Sixteen local high-school students are participating in the program, which runs for three sessions totaling 25 weeks, with weekly classes at the Jungle taught by current and former Playwrights’ Center fellows.

Additionally, the students have access to Jungle performances and rehearsals, and have a final showing of their work in May 2018.

Each student will receive a mentor, a female theater professional in the Twin Cities, who will be in touch with them weekly for the whole process.

This program is generously made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board, who granted us $38,215 through their Arts Learning grant. 


Session 1 — Playwriting 101
Oct 23 - Dec 18 (excluding Oct 30) • Taught by Jessica Huang

Session 2 — Writing Personal Narrative (how to write about You!)
Jan 9 - March 5 (excluding MLK day) • Taught by Marisa Carr

Session 3 — Writing as Cultural Response (how to write about the World!)
March 12 - May 7 • Taught by Saymoukda Vongsay


For More Information:

Contact Katherine Pardue at Katherine@jungletheater.com.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation form the arts and cultural heritage fund.