Commonweath Theatre Center is proud to present the Young Playwrights Festival 2017 featuring a series of short plays written by the students in the Playwrighting program at the Walden Theatre Conservatory. Each play delivers a miniature plot and a rapid-fire reveal on an imagined world featuring ideas relevant to young people, and the plays are largely student-run—with support and mentorship from a cohort of theatre professionals.

Young Playwrights Festival 2017

February 15-18
(evenings @ 7:30pm, with matinee Feb 18 at 2pm)
on the Nancy Niles Sexton Stage
1123 Payne Street, Louisville

Festival directed by Keith McGill



CTC’s Walden Theatre Conservatory has been developing the acting and playwriting talents of young people for more than 40 years. Recent editions of this Festival have expanded student involvement beyond writing and acting, giving them a chance to direct and design plays themselves with the guidance of theatre professionals.

Tickets are $8. House opens 30 minutes before curtain and seating is general admission. Parking is on-street (parallel, no meters) or in the lot behind the building. For info or reservations, call 502.589.0084 or email All CTC students are entitled to a comp ticket to a performance of the show.


Special thanks to Zoë Peterson for creating the photo illustration used in the poster image.