26th Annual Plays by Young Writers and Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth
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The last date listed for Plays by Young Writers and Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth was Saturday April 9, 2011 / 2:00pm (Next Train to Nowhere, Trevor, Russet, The Spirits of the Bells).
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“We have to begin the creative education of young people very, very young, far younger than most people think and that’s why an organization such as this one is so terribly important.” —Edward Albee
Along with classroom programs, Playwrights Project conducts the annual California Young Playwrights Contest for writers under the age of 19, and professionally produces the winning scripts. Programs also dramatize stories from the lives of seniors, foster youth, and underserved populations and support the development of emerging playwrights.
By Ben Kelly
Age 18, Carlsbad
Directed by Ruff Yeager
Thirteen-year-old Trevor is a quirky, misunderstood outsider with a plan . . . world domination!
*_*Next Train to Nowhere*_
By Kelsey Bavencoff
Age 18, Santee
Direced by Carrie Klewin
In this humorous look at life and death, two strangers meet on a train and change the course of each other’s life.
Directed by Aleta Barthell
By Kira Nolan
Age 11, Encinitas
Russet, a timid wolf pup, struggles to please his ferocious father.
The Spirits of the Bells
By Kaylin Jeanne Greisen
Age 11, San Diego
and Sydney Yockey
Age 11, San Diego
Grace can prove that spirits ring the bells in the Silver Tower, but at what cost?
Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth
By Lisa Kirazian
With changes constantly surrounding them, foster care youth and adults endure challenges few others face. Hear their voices of hardship and hope in a new play by professional playwright Lisa Kirazian, incorporating material from theatre artist Katie Harroff and participants in the Telling Stories program. (Recommended for ages 15 and older)