Teens on Stage

ragazzi recitanoTeens On Stage offers the chance to stage the best contemporary English plays written specifically for teenagers.

The schools and theatre courses will be able to choose between three different plays, one of which in English and two translated in Italian. In May 2018 the different groups will have the chance to stage the plays in on of Milan’s theatres. Teens On Stage is part of the Milano Playwriting Festival project.

During the course of the year guidance for the direction, staging and logistics will be provided to the schools involved, along with continual assistance from our team.

A conference with the author of the chosen text, directly from England, will be scheduled; this is a unique opportunity to dialogue and deepen the understanding of the text and how it is written.


The schools will be able to work on the best contemporary plays and especially to work together in a diverse environment: at the end of each show there will be a moment dedicated to discuss the play and to learn from each other.

Thanks to the staging of the productions, the beating heart of the Teens On Stage project, the students will benefit and learn form the experience of working in a theatre with professionals, they will read their names in the theatre programme and a teenage jury will evaluate they work. On Sunday, after the final show, the winning school will be elected.

Who is the project for

Theatre schools, theatre courses, any group led by a teacher, and English courses. There is no minimum or maximum number of participants, however the texts proposed have a cast that varies from 7 to 15 participants. The age of the participants would be between 13 and 19, but it will be up to the discretion of the teacher to evaluate each case.


The organization will hand out the texts in October 2017

By the 15th of November 2017 the schools will be asked to communicate which text they would like to work on*

The deadline to sign up to the project and make the payment is the 30th of November

The first guidance meeting will be in January 2018

The conference with the author of the chosen text will be in March 2018

The second guidance meeting is scheduled for April 2018

Staging of the shows in May 2018


The cost for each school is  270 €.

The fee  covers the play’s  rights, the  translation, the tutoring costs, the video-conference with the author and the show in a theatre in Milan.

Martina Greenwood - Project Assistant teensmilano@gmail.com

Fiona Dovo – Project Manager fionadovo@gmail.com

*the organization reserves the right to redistribute the texts in a balanced way, in the eventuality that most schools opt for the same text.

Watch the video of the 2015 Edition: https://youtu.be/fGc7ZU5yX30?t=2m52s