Anthology: OPC Youth Workshop
Anthology: OPC Youth Workshop
Compiled & Edited by Tim Cummings


The Ojai Playwrights Conference
Youth Workshop
2006 - 2016

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The Ojai Playwrights Conference is one of the most celebrated wellsprings in the world for the development of raw material by some of our greatest living playwrights. The Youth Workshop is a unique branch of the conference; it gathers together about 15 teenagers per summer to create and explore thrilling, hilarious, unapologetic feats of literary bravery offered up by honest, tough, vulnerable young voices. This collection highlights some of that material during an electric ten-year period, 2006 - 2016.




A Co-Founder of the Ojai Playwrights Conference, Kim has served on it’s board for twenty years and runs the yearly Youth Workshop at OPC. A producer, director, writer and teacher, Kim is the Creator of The Townies Podcast® (a storytelling podcast featuring the wonderful stories of her weekly writing & performance workshop) and Founder/Principal of Kim Maxwell Studio in Ojai, CA. Also a devoted community activist and arts advocate, Kim was honored with a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from the City of Ojai.

Tim Cummings,

Tim Cummings is a current MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. Recent publications include F(r)ictionLunch Ticket, and ANTHOLOGY: The Ojai Playwrights Conference Youth Workshop 2006-2016, which he compiled and edited. He holds a BFA in Acting from NYU and has been a professional performer for over 30 years. He is the recipient of two Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Best Lead Actor and Best Ensemblean LA Weekly Award for Best Supporting Actor, and a StageSceneLA Award for Performance of the Year.