The stage is a magical place, and youth have an opportunity to learn to write their own plays during a class being offered at two locations beginning in late January by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
This program is called Playwriting 101 РWrite Your Play and is for ages 12 to 16. A professional playwright will teach  students to write their own play, all while learning the fundamentals of playwriting. Class will culminate in a staged reading.
Playwriting 101 is being offered at two times beginning in late January. One class will take place beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Jan. 22 at the Roeland Park Community Center (RPCC), 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park, while the other will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Jan. 23 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC), 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Both classes involve eight 90-minute sessions at a cost of $120 per person for Johnson County residents or $135 per person for nonresidents.
For more information or to register for these programs, call (913) 831-3359.