Mentor/Coaches are both local and national playwrights and composers who are currently working in the industry with experience working with young people. Once the finalists are selected, they will each be assigned a mentor/coach. For the next few weeks, the young artists and their coach will work to develop and make revisions to their piece. Communication will be by email, video conference and phone. While everyone has time constraints, it is assumed that coaches will spend about 1.5hrs/ week over the coaching period working together with the young artists and that the young artists will spend additional time outside of the coaching sessions to revise their work. Once the revisions are completed, the revised pieces, labeled Final Draft- Name of the Piece-by Young Artist Name will be sent to NewVoicesDetroit@mosaicdetroit.org in preparation for rehearsals (by no later than July 26 at 5pm).
Note: Youth playwrights and composers are required to work with the mentor/coach and revise their work during this process. Not doing so will result in withdrawal from New Voices: Detroit and forfeiture of all awards and opportunities related to the New Voices: Detroit Summer Youth Playwright & Composer Festival.