VAP mentors Kim Dilts and Cameron Cash perform in a VAP student production. Photo by Leigh Curran

:: After children have participated in the One-on-Ones they join Playmaking, VAP's beginning-level playwriting program. Adult mentors guide students through the writing process. At the end of ten weeks, each child is assigned two professional actors and a professional director to work with them as they piece together their final production.

When the Playmaking plays are complete, the child attends rehearsals to answer any questions about the script and approve of the music composed by VAP's music director for their lyrics. When the plays are performed, the child sits at a desk on stage watching professional actors bring his or her words to life.