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New Voices Young Playwrights Festival 2018

April 24 - April 26, 2018

Inspired by the New Voices Playwriting Residency, the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival, is fully produced by Actors Education and the Professional Training Company. By harnessing the wildly creative resources under its roof, Actors Theatre Education provides an opportunity where young people of all backgrounds are invited to see plays and make plays.

New Voices Young Playwrights Festival 2018

April 24-26, 2018 AT 7 P.M.

Bingham Theatre
Run Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Every year, Actors Education department receives over 500 submissions of ten-minute plays written by middle and high school students in Kentucky and the 812 area code of southern Indiana, some of which were written in New Voices Residencies, Actors Education’s flagship program that teaches the art of ten-minute playwriting. Each winning playwright works with a director and dramaturg to shape their piece for production, and their plays are published in the New Voices Young Playwrights Anthology.

Actors Theatre of Louisville is excited to announce the line-up for this year’s New Voices Young Playwrights Festival, an evening of fully produced, brand-new ten-minute plays written by students throughout the region and presented by Actors Theatre’s Professional Training Company. The eight plays that will be a part of the festival this year are:

Kids, They Say the Darndest Things
by Safietou Gueve, Ballard High School
Director Janelle Renee Dunn
Dramaturg Vivian Barnes

The Sandwich and The Rock
by Charlotte Meeley, J. Graham Brown Middle School
Director Zoe Rosenfeld
Dramaturg Nathan Hewitt

Sharing in Solitary
by Maddie Hankins, Floyd Central High School
Director Betsy Anne Huggins
Dramaturg LaShana Avery

Ahab and His Vegetable Garden
by Caleb Hammer, Floyd Central High School
Director Jelani Cornick
Dramaturg Janelle Baker

The Great Battle of Morgan and Grump: A Quest for Witches’ Rights
by Aiden Phillips, New Albany High School
Director Joan Sergay
Dramaturg Jenna Zhu

Spell It Out
by Breãna Lopez, Pleasure Ridge Park High School
Director Keith McGill
Dramaturg Tory Parker

Where to From Here
by Justin Jones, Valley High School
Director Jeff Rodgers
Dramaturg Meghan McLeroy

Ham and Cheese
by Joshua Geist, Marion C. Moore School
Director Abigail Miskowiec
Dramaturg Jerardo Larios

Audience Advisory: Some adult language and content.
Age Recommendation: TBA

Large print programs are available directly inside the theatre on both levels. Assistive listening devices are available for check out at the Box Office.


For Accessibility information, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or email boxoffice@actorstheatre.org

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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