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Community Arts Programs

1,001 Plays connects playwrights and audiences from worlds apart

Sponsored by George Mason University’s School of Theater, 1,001 Plays invites university students from around the world to submit their original, 10-minute plays on this year’s theme: Tomorrow.

Our staff will select scripts to assign to our Global Partners, who agree to present six 10-minute staged readings and a talkback during the 2019-20 academic years. Staged readings and talkbacks will be available via video-chat to bring playwrights, theater artists, and audiences into cross-cultural conversation.

More details coming soon!


Acting For Young People (AFYP), works closely with the School of Theater’s Concentration in Teaching Theatre PK-12, and serves as the theater division of Mason Community Arts Academy, bringing the absolute best in acting and theater classes to our community! 

The goal at AFYP is to provide actors of 5 years to adults with professional-level training in a supportive and fun environment. Through this training, we hope to help our actors develop skills that will serve them in all walks of life, on stage and off. Our faculty is made up of working professionals in the industry – actors, directors and teaching artists who are constantly honing their skills through their creative endeavors and bringing those skills back to share with our students.

AFYP programs include:

  • Fall/Spring Showcases
  • Summer Camp and Showcase
  • After/Before School Classes
  • Student Holiday Workshops
  • Spring Break Camp
  • Professional Productions
  • Weeknight Classes
  • Scout Badge/Special Workshops
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