Young Voices With New Visions

Plays By Kids, About Kids, For You


Quotes I felt excited when I found out that my play was going to be performed. I did not expect the results that I saw when I first wrote my play. I could not wait to see how my characters would come alive. I think that this has helped me become a better writer, and I look forward to writing more stories and plays. I have already begun. Thank you YVNV for performing The Five Princesses. (Dec. 2010) Quotes
Jaiya Smith
5th Grade YVNV Gold Metal Winner

Quotes I look forward to Young Voices With New Visions growing by leaps and bounds. It is surely an awesome resource that taps into and develops the creative minds and talents of young aspiring writers. Furthermore, I am surely grateful for how it has magnified the creative ability within my child as a creative writer. I am a firm believer in training up a child in the way they should go. Therefore, I want to invest in developing my childs interests while she is young so that she is better prepared for opened doors and opportunities. To watch her floating with confidence and excitement the night of the YVNV 2010 festival, as she was celebrated along with other talented writers was truly a joyful moment of a proud mother. Thank you so much YVNV for believing in our kids. (Dec. 2010) Quotes
Niema Smith
Proud Mother

Quotes I had the honor and priviledge of working on my first play this summer at the Adamsville-Collier Heights Branch with Mrs. Jackson. A play is always buzzing around in my head, but actually bringing it to life on paper has never quite materialized. Mrs. Jackson worked so hard with me to make this happen. I am still trying to complete the play, but she was and is a tremendous help and inspiration to me. I hope to complete it so that the drama team at my school(of which I am a member) will perform it real soon. Quotes
Kenneth Laster
Middle School Playwright

Quotes The writer's workshop has been an extremely informational experience for me and my peers. It teaches you basic concepts that will always be essential tools later in any field of education. I enjoyed the new things I learned like putting all your thoughts together to correctly construct a script. It's an A plus in my book! Quotes
My Experience!

Quotes I have to write stories at school. Some of the same methods that I didn't get, I get them now. Characters--I always need help with them. Playmaking helped me to form characters, give details, and have them speak with expression. Quotes
Buckhead Public Library Participant
YVNV Playmaking Workshop Series

Quotes I did another playwrighting activity with kids in my class at my school, and they need this good class. The thing that impacted me most at the Playmaking Workshop was learning to know the characters. To write a good play you need to know indepth what your character likes and dislikes even if it isn't incorporated in the story. The playwriting teacher got me to get to know my characters. It was a really good experience. Quotes
YVNV Buckhead Public Library Participant
YVNV Playmaking Workshop Series

Quotes I learned how to write a script correctly and I learned that I have to be persistent even if I get stressed out. Quotes
Danielle Patterson
5th grade YVNV bronze medal winner

Quotes What a superb performance and exhilarating experience. My children and I enjoyed ourselves! I minored in Theatre at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and am a graduate of Northside School of the Performing Arts. My son is stepping up his play that he plans to submit to the Young Voices, New Visions International Play Competition 2010 to add more detail. He cannot wait for you and others to read it. He is thinking of writing a series of plays with this same theme. He is such a gifted young man that I need to be amongst people like you! What an awesome gift and love that you have. I am so happy to have met you!" Quotes
Zanethia Eubanks