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Posted on: January 4, 2021

In-person Introduction to Playwriting class for youth begins Jan. 28

Group of kids learning to write a play

A program for enthusiastic and new writers who want to learn the craft of playwriting is being offered beginning in late January by the Fine & Performing Arts Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this program.

The class is called Intro to Playwriting and is for ages 10 to 16. Students will explore fundamentals of playwriting and story structure by reading published plays, 10 minute plays, and creative writing exercises to stretch their playwright muscles. This course will culminate in a showcase for friends and family.

To find this program in the online listings at, browse first under youth and then under fine & performing arts.  When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “theater.” 

Intro to Playwriting will take place beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for eight one-and-one-half-hour sessions is $140 per person for Johnson County residents, or $155 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and search for class number 7729. 

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Libraries and JCPRD facilities. 

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