The Vineyard Theatre Student Ensemble is an after-school program in which participants collaboratively conceive, write, rehearse, and perform their own original plays. Semester-long workshops and rehearsals take place twice weekly. With guidance from teaching artists, participants devise a conflict-and-resolution scenario, create distinct characters who all have a role in advancing the story, and make use of the ensemble’s talents and interests. Workshops conclude with a presentation for friends and family. This season, we’ve expanded the program from four four-week modules, to two full semesters.