Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Results of the 2013 NJ Young Playwrights Festival

We are proud to present to you the winning plays/playwrights of the 2013 New Jersey Young Playwrights Festival! The following plays will be presented during the Festival in May.

High School Division
  • You Definitely Got All That from Your Mother by Emma Iacometta, 11th grade, Bergen County Academies
  • Mirror by Kelsey Garrett, 11th grade, Middletown High School South
  • Blues-Berries by Philip Peker, 11th grade, Livingston Senior High School
  • Good News! By Philip Anastassiou, 11th grade, Bergen County Academies

Junior High School Division
  • We’re Sisters by Christine Vapsva, 9th grade, Union County Academy for Performing Arts, Scotch Plains
  • Untitled by Emma Ohlig, 9th grade, Union County Academy for Performing Arts, Scotch Plains
  • An Obstacle Worth Facing by Lindsay Gerrato, 8th grade, Columbia Middle School, Berkeley Heights

Elementary Division
  • A Tale of Two Kitties by Matthew Sidorovich, 5th grade, Lafayette Elementary School, Chatham
  • Bully Days by Zachary Vincent, 4th grade, St. Vincent Martyr School, Madison
  • It All Happened in 24 Hours by Anna Gregory, 4th grade, Lafayette Elementary School, Chatham

Congratulations to all of the playwrights who submitted their work to the Festival this year. We received a large number of good plays and had a great time reading them, but a difficult time selecting those to be performed.

We encourage everyone to attend the Festival readings on May 20 (Junior HS and Elementary plays) and May 21 (High School plays) in the University Center Little Theatre on the campus of Kean University in Union, NJ. Performances will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. While the events are free, reservations are highly suggested, due to limited space available. Please contact the Education Office at Playwrights Theatre to make your reservation today - 973-514-1787, ext. 21 or njypf@ptnj.org.

Stay tuned for updates about the Festival throughout the next four weeks!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Winners will be annouced soon!

Apologies for the delayed annoucement. I have been out on family leave for the past three weeks and have only returned to the office today. I want to confirm information with one playwright before a formal annoucement is made. We should be able to do that tomorrow. Stay tuned!