Playwriting and Young Audience: Collected Wisdom and Practical Advice from the Field
From the success of Matilda on Broadway to the 2015 revival of Annie in movie theaters, it’s clear that theater with and for young people has widespread and enduring appeal. Despite this, there is no contemporary guide designed for playwriting for youth in professional and educational contexts.
In Playwriting and Young Audiences, Matt Omasta and Nicole B. Adkins put this right. Providing a range of perspectives, the book collects the practical advice and wisdom of seventy-five artists and practitioners. It is a deeply poignant account of those who have dedicated their lives to work that applauds the dignity and depth of young people.
Omasta, M. & Adkins, N. (2017). Playwriting and young audiences: Collected wisdom and practical advice from the field. London: Intellect Press.