Thursday, April 30, 2009
We had a great time at the school and thank Assistant Principal Steve Raimo for his hospitality and for his continued encouragement of the students' creativity. We look forward to continuing our partnership and working with the students again next year.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Also, the response from playwrights' schools has been outstanding! I have received inquiries from all but one school regarding their intent to attend the Festival. This is excellent, but unfortunately also means that we need to limit the number of attendees for school groups and playwrights' for the Junior HS and Elementary reading on May 18th. But this is a great sign that the program is growing!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Beyond the Paint by Caroline Gelinne, 9th grade, Mount Saint Mary Academy
What We Remember by Melina Murray, 9th grade, Glen Ridge High School
The Art of Interrogation by Fallon Schlossman, Rebecca Van Voorhees, and Lydia Gracey, 8th grade, Millburn Middle School
Star Crossed Lovers by Viraj Khetani, Lindsay Maron, and Anna Gracey, 8th grade, Millburn Middle School
The Blacksmith's Daughter by Cristina Lopez, 4th grade, Lafayette Elementary School, Chatham
Filched by Salonee Shah and Lindsay Wang, 5th grade, Wildwood Elementary School, Mountain Lakes
Billifride by Owen Mairo, 4th grade, Brookside Place School, Cranford
The Time Machine of Spring Lake by Fiona Purce, 4th grade, Kings Road School, Madison
These plays are listed in no particular order and were selected anonymously. Judges were not provided with any of the playwrights' information.
These plays will be presented as readings during the New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival on Monday, May 18th at 10:00 am on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ. The Festival is a partnership between Playwrights Theatre and Premiere Stages @ Kean University. This event is free, but reservations are required.If you or your school are interested in attending, please contact the Education Office at Playwrights Theatre at 973-514-1787, ext. 14. As seating is limited, priority will be given to the young playwrights' families and schools. Any other reservations will be made on a waiting list and admittance will be provided as seats become available.
We congratulate all playwrights who submitted their work to the Contest/Festival this year. As with the high school plays, we hope to have the written critiques of Junior HS and Elementary plays in the mail around mid-April.