By Ernie McCray
The Playwrights Project has been producing plays written by dramatists, under age 19, for 30 years.
It all begins with the California Young Playwrights Contest, a statewide competition.
This year there were 581 entrants, way more than usual, and the stories of eight extremely talented writers made it to the stage – at the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre at the Old Globe, no less.
Four of the plays earned full production and four are performed as staged readings – and I mean “staged,” because the Playwrights Project has no bounds when it comes to creative performances.