Milano Playwriting Festival   took  place along 3 editions: 2015, 2017 and 2018. It has been an educational and artistic project aiming at strenghtening the playwriting culture in Italy  by working with the youngests, specifically by:

- collaborating with theatre schools and high schools with proposals that brought together new writing from well-known playwrights and acting courses for teenagers;

- nourishing writing talents among teenagers  through workshops and the staging of their plays;

- allowing teenagers to get in touch with the best new quality journalism to stimulate their curiosity and the quality of their stories. 














Numbers reached during its three editions:


  • about 460 teenagers participating in acting and writing projects

  • 39 Italian  theatrical schools /high schools

  • 22 apprenticeship programme on dramatic writing

  • 15 playwriting workshops


More in details:

  • Finborough Theatre: Milano Playwriting Festival partner since the beginning, Finborough Theatre is one of the finest new writing hubs in London. Its collaboration has given to our students outstanding educational opportunities to get in touch with the most talented playwrights, learning directly  from their experience.

  • Gogol’Ostello: an exciting and counter-trend cultural place in Milan, Gogol’Ostello has hosted since the beginning most of MILANO PLAYWRITING’s  initiatives: from the Playwriting Group for professional playwrights to Playwriting Workshop for teenagers, from meeting with international playwrights to preview of new plays.

  • The Economist: 2016/17′s creative writing project conceived around TE’s most interesting stories (discover)

  • New Views: in 2018 our teenagers has  benefited from London’s National Theatre‘s writing programme materials (discover)

  • Jane Wainwright  (Royal Court Young Writers Programme): in 2015 Jane led a writing programme for young Italian and English  playwrights (video link) and 150 teenagers performed 4 of her plays at the Festival (video link)

  • Sarah Page  (Royal Court Young Writers Programme): Sarah wrote under our commission a play that in 2017  180 teenagers  performed  (videoconference pic - playwriting lab video).

  • Carmen Nasr: Channel 4 Playwriting Programme 2016 winner, she presented Dubailand at the Festival (show/conference pics)

  • In-Sook ChappellVerity Bargate Award winner, she presented P’yongyang at the Festival.

  • Moira Buffini: Olivier Award  nominated  for Handbagged,  we presented an extract of it during  the Festival and we hosted  a videoconference with her.

  • Luke Owen: Papatango  winner with Unscorched, we presented it at the Festival with a cameo of the writer itself.


Get in touch: 



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a project curated by:

Associazione Culturale Milano Playwriting Festival