Youngblood

Youngblood is Ensemble Studio Theatre's collective of emerging professional playwrights. For 18 years, Youngblood has served as the creative home for writers under 30, providing artistic guidance, peer support, and the opportunity for members to see their work presented on a stage in front of an audience. In this conversation with the NEA’s Josephine Reed, Youngblood co-directors Graeme Gillis and R.J. Tolan explains how this organization for 20-something playwrights works.

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Julie Fitzpatrick and William Jackson Harper, from In Quietness by Anna Moench, directed by Birgitta Victorson, photos by Proscenium Photo

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Haskell King and Michael Louis Wells

Haskell King and Michael Louis Wells, from Sweet Forgotten Flavor by Patrick Link, directed by R.J. Tolan, photos by Proscenium Photo

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Richmond Hoxie and Haskell King

Richmond Hoxie and Haskell King, from Sweet Forgotten Flavor by Patrick Link, directed by R.J. Tolan, photos by Proscenium Photo

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Megan Hill and Justin Noble

Megan Hill and Justin Noble, from The Slutts of Sutton Drive by Joshua Conkel, directed by Lila Neugebauer, photos by Proscemium Photo

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Megan Hill and Justin Noble

Megan Hill, from The Slutts of Sutton Drive by Joshua Conkel, directed by Lila Neugebauer, photos by Proscemium Photo

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Justin Noble and Megan Hill

Justin Noble and Megan Hill, from The Slutts of Sutton Drive by Joshua Conkel, directed by Lila Neugebauer, photos by Proscemium Photo

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Megan Hill and Amy Staats

Megan Hill and Amy Staats, from The Slutts of Sutton Drive by Joshua Conkel, directed by Lila Neugebauer, photos by Proscemium Photo

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Amy Staats and Megan Hill

Amy Staats and Megan Hill, from THE SLUTS OF SUTTON DRIVE by Joshua Conkel, directed by Lila Neugebauer, photos by Proscemium Photo

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Youngblood playwrights at work on a group writing exercise

Youngblood playwrights at work on a group writing exercise. Anna Kerrigan, Erica Saleh, Darcy Fowler, Alexander Borinsky, Mira Gibson, Anna Moench. From Youngblood's Winter Writing Retreat, February 2011, Photos by R.J. Tolan

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The Youngblood playwrights at work on a group writing exercise

The Youngblood playwrights at work on a group writing exercise. Mira Gibson, Anna Moench, Joshua Conkel, Ryan Dowler, Meghan Deans. From Youngblood's Winter Writing Retreat, February 2011, Photos by R.J. Tolan

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Reading material on retreat

Reading material on retreat. Anna Kerrigan, Erica Saleh, Darcy Fowler. From Youngblood's Winter Writing Retreat, February 2011, at the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Sherwood House. Photos by R.J. Tolan

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People laughing

The lighter side of reading new work. Graeme Gillis, Patrick Link, Erica Saleh. From Youngblood's Winter Writing Retreat, February 2011, at the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Sherwood House. Photos by R.J. Tolan

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Youngblood's co-Artistic Directors, R.J. Tolan, Graeme Gillis

Youngblood's co-Artistic Directors, R.J. Tolan, Graeme Gillis. From Youngblood's Winter Writing Retreat, February 2011, at the Catskill Mountain Foundation's Sherwood House. Photos by R.J. Tolan

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Joshua Conkel, Anna Moench, Patrick Link

Joshua Conkel, Anna Moench, Patrick Link. Advertising image from Youngblood's latest festival of new works, Unfiltered