The Inge Center Playwright Discovery Program

For four consecutive years, the William Inge Center for the Arts is proud to sponsor a VSA Playwright Deiscovery Program for youth. This VSA program of 2016-17 is provided under a contract with the John F. Kekney Center forhte Perfomring Arts. The most recenet program occurred in July and August.

The Inge Center partners with Four County Mental Healh agency, of Independence. The VSA program brings to Independence experienced playwrights and teaching artists to Independence. During their residency, the teaching artists guide youth to write, rehearse and perform an original play, inspired by their life experiences. The youth are part of the Four County Mental Health Summerquest program. The latest Playwright Discovery Program took place in July and August of 2017. The participating youth, ages 8 through 14,  did an outstanding job in writing and perfomring three new plays.