Works from Young Writers Staged in the Young Playwrights Festival from ACT
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The last date listed for Young Playwrights Festival was Saturday March 12, 2011 / 4:00pm (Program B).
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In this taut, twisty -- and timely -- thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar, a successful American investment banker named Nick finds himself in the clutches of a militant Islamic group in Pakistan, who're demanding a $10 million dollar ransom. But when the deal to free him suddenly falls through, Nick is forced to try and raise the money on his own. His subsequent stock-market wheeling and dealing -- and eye-opening lessons on the financial markets -- begin to sink in for his eager-to-learn captors, with truly terrifying results. Akhtar, author of the acclaimed novel American Dervish, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Disgraced. Learn More
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The first night I brought my older daughter, senior in HS ... and we both enjoyed it. The next night I dragged my younger kids along too. We ALL enjoyed it ... it encouraged a lot of conversation. Really interesting and also enjoyed the extra comments after the show.
This Is Jeopardy by Cooper Hewell, Olympia High School
Directed by Sheila Daniels
Are You Sure You Want to Watch This? by Nora Germani, TOPS K-8
Directed by Andrew McMasters
Civilized Manner by Adam Quinn, Seattle Academy
Directed by George Mount
Naïve Nativity by Ben Lawson, Lakeside School
Directed by Tim Hyland
Birdcage by Kathryn Taylor, Newport High School
Directed by Meghan Arnette
Sex is Fun by Myriah Hernandez-Charbeneau, Bellevue High School
Directed by Kate Jaeger
The Colors of Our Lives by Briana Kennedy, Garfield High School
Directed by Gin Hammond
Not Alone by Jane Adams, Bainbridge Island High School
Directed by Kristina Sutherland
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