New Voices Young Playwrights Festival

6th annual festival featuring ten-minute plays written by regional middle and high school students

A sight to behold! Imagine seeing your play onstage at Actors Theatre fully produced with costumes, sets and lights, and performed by members of the Acting Apprentice Company. Inspired by the Humana Festival of New American Plays, each playwright in the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival has the opportunity to develop their play through conversations with peer writers, a dramaturg, a director and cast. Invited into the rehearsal hall, the New Voices playwrights play an active integral role in the shaping of their production.

Plays featured in the 2011 Festival are:

by Peytone Lightfoot, Atherton High School
directed by Zach Chotzen-Freund
dramaturgy by Lucas Adams

Nesting Grounds 
by Alex Parobek, Eastern High School
directed by Rachel Paul
dramaturgy by Julie Mercurio

Boy Crazy 
by Morgan Payne, Mercy Academy
directed by Jane B. Jones
dramaturgy by Heather Burns

Pass the Cannolis 
by Taylor Stevenson, Mercy Academy
directed by John Rooney
dramaturgy by Tiffany LaVoie

3 Blind Dates 
by Meghan McCabe, St. Francis High School
directed by Christina Lepri
dramaturgy by Talleri McRae

by Eric Mattingly, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
directed by Jacob Stoebel
dramaturgy by Jessica Reese

Coffee Later? 
by Matthew Brown, South Oldham High School
directed by Amy Steiger
dramaturgy by Steven Rahe

The End 
by Kathryn Klingle, St. Francis High School
directed by Jeff Rodgers
dramaturgy by Mik Mroczynski

These winning plays were published in the 2011 New Voices Young Playwrights Festival Anthology, along with these Honorable Mentions:

by Sheila Wilson, duPont Manual High School

Murder Without a Clue
by Laura Bower, Kenneth Clark, and Jordan Willey, Eastern High School


sponsored by The Norton Foundation



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