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 a part of the Twin Cities theater community.
Fourteen local high-school students will be selected to participate in the program, which runs for three sessions totaling 25 weeks, with weekly classes at the Open Book taught by current and former Playwrights’ Center fellows.
Additionally, the students will have access to Jungle performances and rehearsals, and have a final showing of their work in June 2019.
Each student will also receive a mentor, a female theater professional in the Twin Cities, who will be in touch with them weekly throughout the whole process.
This program is generously made possible by the Minnesota State Arts Board.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact program manager Amanda Brown.
Amanda can be reached by email or at 612-278-0147.
SESSION 1 — PLAYWRITING 101
Oct 15 - Dec 8 • Taught by Cristina Castro
SESSION 2 — WRITING AS CULTURAL RESPONSE (HOW TO WRITE ABOUT THE WORLD!)
Jan 7 – March 16 • Taught by Marisa Carr
SESSION 3 —WRITING PERSONAL NARRATIVE (HOW TO WRITE ABOUT YOU!)
March 18 - May 20 • Taught by Saymoukda Vongsay
Each session costs $120 and the entire 25-week program costs $360. Full scholarships are also available to students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.
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.