We are excited to be accepting applications for our Summer Mind the Gap Program.
The Application Deadline is Friday, May 22,2015.



“Mind” the generation gap by meeting and interviewing someone of another generation, then writing a play inspired by their life stories. Teens age 14-19 and elders age 60 and up are welcome to apply. A group of 14 participants
(7 teens, 7 elders) will be selected through an interview process. The session culminates in an invited sharing of work in which participants’ plays are read by professional actors.


No playwriting or theatre experience is necessary, but enthusiasm and commitment to the project is essential!



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For more information contact:
Virginia Jimenez, Mind the Gap Outreach Coordinator at mindthegap@nytw.org
or Alexander Santiago-Jirau, Director of Education at 212-780-9037 ext. 9575




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Mind the Gap Summer 2015

July 6 – August 5, 2015
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00pm-6:00pm*
*The full schedule for Mind the Gap Summer 2015 is as follows. Please read the dates carefully, and please make sure you are available to attend all dates.

Monday 7/6, 4pm-6pm
Wednesday 7/8,
Monday 7/13, 4pm-6pm
Wednesday, 7/15, 4pm-6pm
Monday 7/20,
Wednesday, 7/22, 4pm-6pm
Monday 7/27, 4pm-6pm
Wednesday 7/29,
Monday 8/3, 4pm-7pm* Invited Readings
Wednesday 8/4, 4pm-7pm* Invited Readings
Thursday 8/5,
4pm-6pm* Wrap-up Sesson




Jiehae Park is a writer and actor in NYC. Her play HANNAH AND THE DREAD GAZEBO won the 2013 Princess Grace Award and 2013 Leah Ryan Prize; her work has been developed at the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Soho Rep Writer-Director Lab, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor, 2015 Emerging Writers Group at the Public, and the Ma-Yi Writers Lab (where she is a proud ongoing member). She is a recent Dramatists Guild fellow and MacDowell fellow. As a performer: NYTW, La Jolla Playhouse, Collection of Shiny Objects, Studio Theatre, Young Playwrights Theatre, REDCAT. BA (theater), Amherst College; MFA (acting), UCSD.


Mind the Gap is made possible by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation.

Mind The Gap is made possible by the Michael Tuch Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.