The Butterfly Project is Wolf Performing Arts Center’s touring community outreach endeavor that brings social justice theater to venues across the Greater Philadelphia Area. During our 2016-2017 season, Wolf PAC presented The Time We Give Each Other, an original play written by students from Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Wolf Performing Arts Center, that examined social media and how we process trauma.
During the next phase, The Cocoon, interested young writers will meet weekly and develop their playwriting skills. Under the guidance of a teaching artist, they will investigate current events and explore social justice issues translating their points of view into dramatic texts. They will experiment with monologues, poetry, short scenes and other creative mediums in a safe environment.
At the end of the experience, writers will have the opportunity to present their work at an open showcase. Performing is not a requirement of participation.
Writers of The Butterfly Project may also be cast in The Phantom Tollbooth.
- Peer Review/Editing
- Understanding and analyzing current events and social justice issues
- Social Justice Advocacy
- Ensemble driven devising